New HP CEO = New Strategy?

Léo Apotheker is transitioning from a 20+ year career (including a recent stint as CEO) at SAP to the CEO of HP.  This is a BRILLIANT move by HP with regards to a corporate strategy.  Software, ERP, or SaaS platforms like SAP = revenue growth! HP’s recent acquisition of Palm and the WebOS platform requires new leadership for proper execution of a platform or SaaS approach to HP’s product positioning.  Internal candidates were most likely too hunkered down in traditional hardware positioning and marketing … although, one has to wonder … what kind of leadership training or benchmarking does HP have in place to promote candidates from within?  Question – were there no internal candidates with a background in SaaS or Platforms who could execute a transition like this at HP?   It’s difficult to believe that there wasn’t a single Gen X’er with years of experience in their tool belt ready to rock this thing out?  Just sayin’ …


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Change Agent and 2011 MBA with more than 15 years of deep experience in Business Development, Marketing, Branding and Technology. Social Media and Mobile Marketing Specialist. View all posts by Michael Hanson

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