Shane Robison Steps Down or Was He Fired

HP announced that their CTO will be stepping down on November 1st which is the first day of the new fiscal year for HP.

Many are saying that Shane was a great guy at HP, but he has recently been in the middle of the misteps of the Autonomy deal and the failed cloud attempts.

Stay tuned.

Here was my letter to Meg re: on what she should focus on. The business at HP has always been “nuclear war” proof in that the decentralized divisions ran their own shows. The current problems at HP are not in the business units. Most of HP’s business units are performing well like. Business units like ESSN – servers, storage, and networking are doing extremely well. Cloud and software is having problems needs to be rebooted. I will be in Vienna next month to hear from HP on their progress.

HP also announced that it will not be replacing the role of chief strategy and technology officer.

Here is the official press release.

HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced Shane Robison will retire as executive vice president and chief strategy and technology officer effective Nov. 1.

Robison, an 11-year HP veteran, also served as a member of the company’s Executive Council. In his role, he was responsible for shaping HP’s corporate strategy and technology agenda. He was instrumental in steering the company’s multibillion-dollar research and development investment and has led many of the company’s largest merger and acquisition activities.

HP also announced that, in an effort to drive strategy, research and development closer to the company’s businesses, it will not be replacing the role of chief strategy and technology officer.

“Shane has been a powerful innovator for our business groups and other corporate divisions,” said Meg Whitman, HP president and chief executive officer. “His passion for research and development has ensured that innovation continues at HP.”

This is the bio from HP’s site on Shane……

Shane V. Robison is responsible for shaping HP’s corporate strategy and technology agenda and oversees the company’s corporate marketing function. He is instrumental in steering the company’s multibillion dollar research and development investment and leads the company’s merger and acquisition activities.

About John Furrier

John Furrier is founder, co-CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of SiliconANGLE, a new media company covering the intersection of computer science and social science. Furrier is also the co-founder and CEO of CrowdChat a social media platform for large-scale group conversations over hashtags. In addition to SiliconANGLE John runs Broadband Developments a private incubator and investment firm for creating new startups. Furrier lives in Palo Alto, California with his wife and four children.

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