HPE Celebrates Houston Headquarters Grand Opening

April 4, 2022


If there is anything the pandemic has shown us, it’s that hybrid and remote work are here to stay. So why has Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) just spent the past two years on its new Houston headquarters? Well, it’s not what you would think. Unlike a traditional office space, HPE’s new headquarters was designed with the next generation in mind. The space is designed more like a campus, empowering team members to experience the benefits of a hybrid Edge-to-Office work model. To celebrate its grand opening, HPE hosted an event featuring a variety of immersive experiences tied to its partners and future initiatives. Keep reading for a glimpse into the event.

Virtual Racing Chairs

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If you’re not familiar with the world of racing, Formula 1 is known as the world’s most prestigious motor racing competition. This day in age, data is the key to maximizing performance, making the company’s partnership with HPE a no brainer. To highlight the power of this duo, HPE quite literally *drove* engagement.

Why watch Formula 1 racing when you can experience it for yourself? Thanks to our Virtual Racing Chairs, HPE team members had the chance to get in on the action. Featuring high-res graphics and realistic steering controls, team members raced against one another for a chance to rank on the leaderboard. Adding to the experience, chairs and gaming graphics were branded with sponsorship logos including Red Bull, Honda, Oracle and more. Spectators became part of the ride as they watched the race via external monitors.

Batak Pro

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When it comes to racing, reaction time is everything. Team members put their hand-eye coordination to the test with our custom Batak Pro, acting as a driver reaction training game. To play, participants hit 12 randomly Illuminating targets as fast as they could in a limited timeframe. Once time’s up, players received a score based on their reaction time.

Infinite Photo Booth

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To generate buzz for In Her Element, a platform supporting women in STEM, HPE encouraged team members to pose for our Infinite Photo Booth with an eye-catching backdrop and photo props. Featuring a sleek kiosk, small footprint and double-sided display, the photo station allowed guests to spread the word with instant emailing, texting, and uploading to social media via the booth’s touchscreen.

Mini Golf Course

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Mini golf anyone? Team members, guests and clients put their putting skills to the test in this classic outdoor game.

About HPE:

HPE is the global edge-to-cloud company built to transform your business. How? By helping you connect, protect, analyze, and act on all your data and applications wherever they live, from edge to cloud, so you can turn insights into outcomes at the speed required to thrive in today’s complex world.

About HPE’s Houston Headquarters:

This custom-designed facility reimagines workspaces around HPE’s Edge-to-Office vision, empowering team members to experience the benefits of flexible, hybrid work.

About Formula 1:

Formula 1® racing began in 1950 and is the world’s most prestigious motor racing competition, as well as the world’s most popular annual sporting series: The 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship™ runs from March to December and spans 21 races in 21 countries across four continents. Formula One World Championship Limited is part of Formula 1® and holds the exclusive commercial rights to the FIA Formula One World Championship™.

About HPE + Formula 1 Partnership:

Through its partnership with HPE, Formula 1 can better process and analyze data, enabling its team members to excel from the initial stages of conceiving a competitive car to the final moment of the car setup on a race weekend.

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