Daily Archives: January 30, 2012

HP makes board changes, CEO next?

Finally, the HP board is getting serious as this story in the Mercury News today suggests. I was interviewed for the story but not all my comments made it in (which is normal).

Holdovers from the “Spygate” days are now disappearing. The real challenge now is to find a serious CEO who understands how to manage what remains a serious engineering and science workforce. Meg Whitman is a placeholder who cannot hold that kind of culture together.

HP lost a big step when it missed the importance of social and mobile. The “user” revolution that companies like Facebook and Apple recognize makes HP look like a Cold War behemoth.

HP trims board in wake of controversies – San Jose Mercury News.