HP Enterprise shakes up to push innovation

28 June 2016 |

HP Enterprise is still shaking up its staff and internal structure as it continues to slim down.

HP Enterprise has retired its chief of research along with other management and organizational changes, the latest re-organisation in a long line.

Executive Vice President Martin Fink retires at the end of 2016 as chief technology officer and head of Hewlett-Packard Labs which will move to Antonio Neri’s enterprise group, with CEO Meg Whitman in overall control.

An internal email notifying staff of the changes said the shift will help “further accelerate the time it takes to drive technology from research and development to commercialization.”

HP Enterprise will be replacing Fink.

HP Enterprise was created last year as part of the division of Hewlett-Packard Co.into two companies.

Fink has been working on an HP Enterprise project called The Machine, an attempt to create a memory-centric compute engine. Whitman said: “Our plans to preview The Machine prototype by the end of this year remain on track.”

Whitman also said that John Hinshaw, its chief customer officer, will be leaving at the end of the year. His responsibilities included had included HP Enterprise’s security business and internal information-technology operations. Those duties will be taken over by Chief Operating Officer Chris Hsu.

The company is folding separate sales teams into one global sales organization led by Peter Ryan, currently a senior vice president and managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa.