Healthcare Guide for Extreme Connect 2019

Lauren Farah Manager, Vertical Solutions Marketing Published 6 Feb 2019

What do Wayne Gretzky, a Nashville block party, and the autonomous hospital have in common? They are all a part of the Extreme Connect 2019 experience!

Our second annual global user conference, Extreme Connect is headed to Nashville, Tennessee May 13-16. I’ve gone through the jam-packed schedule and highlighted the key reasons Extreme healthcare customers won’t want to miss this unique event!

Experience the Smart Hospital

No longer just buzzwords, IoT, artificial intelligence, and machine learning powered solutions have already started making waves in your facilities and greatly impacting patient care. We are in the midst of an innovative revolution in healthcare that is both exciting and overwhelming to keep up with. The hospitals of the future are being built today – and they’re customers of Extreme Networks!

During our welcome reception and between sessions you’ll have a chance to experience the smart hospital at our interactive demo station. Get an intimate look at how Extreme’s solutions are fueling the latest innovations in healthcare with exciting customer stories, new product demos, and some other surprises.

Network with Industry Thought Leaders and Peers

There is no better way to impress people at work than to bring exciting ideas and solutions to the table. Extreme Connect attendees have the opportunity to network with healthcare thought leaders and peers who are doing some pretty cool and innovative things with and on their network. In addition, the industry Birds of a Feather session provides the perfect forum to meet with all healthcare attendees at once to discuss common issues and compare notes on solutions. You will certainly return to work with amazing new insight after a very collaborative three days.

Attend Informative Healthcare Sessions and Training Courses

Through in-depth technical sessions, Extreme Connect focuses on one goal: to help you make the most informed decisions possible about migrating, designing, and implementing the right solutions for your organization. Here are a few of the sessions I am most excited about:

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Designing the Smart Health System of the Future:
The daunting challenges facing healthcare today include managing costs, improving outcomes, and delivering the best possible patient and clinician experience, all while maintaining tight medical and cybersecurity. This session will describe how the network can address the Quadruple Aim of healthcare, as well as HIMSS’ new INFRAM framework and cover topics of importance to the real-time health system, including medical IoT, network analytics, network security, real-time locationing, and secure BYOD access and control. This session will use real-world experiences to dive into lessons learned and best practices – you won’t want to miss it!

Wi-Fi 6: Migration Strategies and Best Practices: 
Extreme’s own and industry renowned expert, Devin Akin, who will cover Next-Gen Wi-Fi 802.11ax and the impact it will have on wireless networks, applications and users.

In case you missed it, check out the recent webinar Devin moderated with HIMSS: Wi-Fi for Healthcare: Five Reasons Providers Need Design Standards

Trends in Cybersecurity and Practical Steps to Protect Yourself:
Did you know that cryptojacking of corporate assets is one of the fastest growing threats (up 8500%) over last year?  Did you also know that 68% of reported breaches took months or longer to discover! Attend this session and learn what the latest trends in cybersecurity are as well as gain practical recommendations from Extreme’s cyber-security expert, Ed Koehler, on the steps you should be taking to help protect your organization.

Celebrate on Broadway Street in Music City

On Wednesday evening, Extreme is hosting a block party on Broadway Street in Music City. Continue making connections with your peers at some of Nashville’s hottest spots including Whiskey Bent and Crazytown. Wind down from your action-packed week of learning and networking by relaxing with new friends with some of Nashville’s rising local musicians.

Get Inspired by Our Keynote Speaker, Wayne Gretzky

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Hear from the legend whose saying can be your motto for your time at Connect. The NHL’s all-time point leader, 4x Stanley Cup Champion, and 9x league MVP, Wayne Gretzky will hold a fireside chat with attendees! Breaking virtually every offensive record in the NHL, Gretzky is no stranger to greatness. Since his retirement in 1999, Gretzky has stayed close to the game he loves, serving as Vice Chairman of the Edmonton Oilers and establishing the Wayne Gretzky Foundation.

Take a shot at this conference. You and your hospital won’t regret it!

Register for Extreme Connect 2019 here. 

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