As Meg Whitman, HP's CEO, took the stage at the recent HP Discover conference, the thousands sitting in the cavernous hall applauded politely -- and then stopped.
The VAR Guy asked HP CEO Meg Whitman a direct question: What assurances can you give partners and customers that Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) finally has the right leadership, and that a long-term leadership plan for the company is place? Whitman provided a point-blank direct answer — in front of thousands of channel partners at HP Global Partner Conference. The VAR Guy was impressed.
Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) CEO Meg Whitman faces two more monumental tests this week. She’ll keynote HP Global Partner Conference 2013 on Feb. 19. Then Whitman will announce HP’s Q1 earnings on Feb. 21.
Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) CEO Meg Whitman said she will see the company through its transition and will remain CEO for the long haul. But, Whitman said the next CEO, when that day ultimately comes, will be an HP insider.
Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) will shed an additional 16,000 jobs from its employee rolls, adding to the 34,000 it already plans to cut, in what chief executive Meg Whitman called the last phase of the company’s restructuring.
Meg Whitman just gained a bit more power within HP. The company’s Board of Directors has appointed her to the chairman’s spot following the departure of Ralph Whitworth earlier this week.
Whitman was already serving as president and CEO of HP.
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman told channel partners point-blank that taking business direct and away from the channel will not be tolerated within HP. Whitman, speaking at HP Global Partner Conference 2013 today, also offered: “I love the channel.” Her goal is simplicity, profitability and innovation driven through the channel.
When Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) CEO Meg Whitman reset expectations — downward — on Wall Street last week, HP channel leaders Terry Richardson (pictured) and James Mundle (see videos below) each assured partners that HP had a sound long-term strategy in place. Plus, Richardson said clearer rules of engagement for partners are coming.
Is Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) CEO Meg Whitman too seasoned not to include a smartphone at some point in the company’s portfolio? Or, is HP so determined to serve up an entire smorgasbord of IT dishes that the company insists on having a place at the smartphone table, no matter how small the portion?
HP Global Partner Conference 2014 (HP GPC) themes include cloud services and partner profits.
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman addresses HP Global Partner Conference 2014 (HP GPC 2014), describing mobile, big data, cloud and security strategies for partners. Here's The VAR Guy's Live Blog recap.