Keerti Melkote, Aruba

Keerti Melkote, President & Founder Aruba (a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company).
Aruba (a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company)
Keerti Melkote, President & Founder Aruba (a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company).

Keerti Melkote is the president of Intelligent Edge, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, and president and founder of Aruba Networks, which was acquired by HP in 2015.

With a vision to enable secure mobility for enterprises of all sizes, he founded Aruba Networks in 2002 and brought to market Aruba's industry-leading Mobile First Architecture, catalyzing the era of workplace mobility with secure enterprise Wi-Fi. He led Aruba through its IPO in 2007, through Aruba's acquisition by Hewlett Packard Enterprise in 2013 and then brought together all of HPE's Intelligent Edge portfolio under the Aruba division. Melkote now leads Aruba's strategic direction and operations, working to define the new era of the digital workplace and IoT, while continuing as a market leader in enterprise networking.

Prior to founding Aruba, Melkote held leadership roles in product management, technology marketing and engineering at Cisco, Intel and leading networking start-ups such as Shasta Networks.

Melkote received his master of science in electrical engineering from Purdue University, and bachelor of technology in electrical and computer engineering from JNTUH College of Engineering in Hyderabad. He has been granted multiple patents for innovations in the field of networking and communications and was honored by Purdue University as an Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer in 2009. Melkote serves as an advisor and an angel investor to Silicon Valley start-ups across diverse markets, including wireless, security, data center, social networking, health care, sports and construction.