Find out about the speakers you’ll hear from in Frankfurt. We have a spectacular line-up of HP executives and experts, along with industry leaders and special guests. Check the session catalog for our speakers’ track and session information.
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Meg Whitman has served as HP’s President and Chief Executive Officer since September 2011, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of HP since January 2011. Before joining HP, she spent 10 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay Inc., from 1998 to March 2008. Whitman has held executive-level positions in a range of companies, including Hasbro Inc., FTD, Inc., DreamWorks, The Stride Rite Corporation, The Walt Disney Company, and Bain & Company. From March 2011 to September 2011, Whitman worked as a part-time strategic advisor to Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers, a private equity firm. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of The Procter & Gamble Company, Teach for America and Zipcar, Inc.Close
George Kadifa leads HP’s multi-billion dollar software business. HP Software provides market leading and innovative products to help customers manage and secure their applications and infrastructure, as well as deliver real-time actionable intelligence. These software solutions give enterprises the confidence, insight and agility they need to perform better across traditional IT and cloud environments. Prior to HP, Kadifa served as Operating Partner at Silver Lake. Kadifa has significant expertise in building and managing technology businesses filling various leadership positions at companies such as IBM, Corio Corporation (founder), Oracle, Booz-Allen & Hamilton and Xerox. Kadifa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the American University in Beirut, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration, from the University of Chicago. He is based in Palo Alto, CA, and serves as a member of HP’s Executive Council.Close
David Donatelli is responsible for the development and delivery of server, storage, networking and technology services solutions that support HP’s Converged Infrastructure strategy and oversees the direction and management of the Global Sales organisation across HP. Prior to joining HP, Donatelli spent 22 years at EMC Corporation, where he held a variety of management, operations, sales and marketing positions. In his most recent role, he served as President of the EMC Storage Division, where he oversaw the development of EMC’s storage platforms as well as the company’s Information Management Software and Infrastructure Software product offerings, Global Supply Chain and Worldwide Manufacturing. Donatelli is a graduate of Boston College and received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.Close
Jeffrey Katzenberg co-founded DreamWorks SKG in 1994. Under Katzenberg’s leadership, DreamWorks Animation became the first studio to produce all of its features in 3D and in 2010, was the first to release 3 CG feature films in 3D in a single year. Prior to DreamWorks, Katzenberg worked for The Walt Disney Company, producing some of its most acclaimed animated features. Katzenberg and his wife, Marilyn, provide support to dozens of local, national and international organisations focused on healthcare, education, the arts, Jewish causes, children, civic improvement and the environment. Katzenberg currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the Motion Picture & Television Fund Foundation. In 2008 Katzenberg co-founded the DreamWorks Animation Academy of Inner-City Arts.Close
Peter Ryan is Senior Vice President and General Manager for HP EMEA Enterprise Group and Managing Director for HP EMEA. His organisation is responsible for driving EMEA revenue and market growth for server, storage, networking and technology services solutions that support HP's Converged Infrastructure strategy. Prior to joining HP, Ryan was Chief Client Officer at Logica and a member of its Executive Committee. Ryan was previously Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Services and Corporate Officer at Sun Microsystems, after serving as Senior Vice President of the company’s Americas Region, and Senior Vice President of its EMEA region. A former chairman of a number of venture capital businesses in the United Kingdom, Ryan started his career at the UK Home Office and subsequently spent 11 years at IBM.Close
Bill Veghte has been HP’s Chief Operating Officer since May 2012 and is a member of the Executive Council. As COO, Veghte helps define and drive HP’s strategy companywide, focusing on innovation, customer satisfaction and operational excellence. Previously, Veghte served as HP’s Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President of HP Software. Before joining HP in 2010, Veghte spent two decades at Microsoft in a variety of senior leadership positions. During that time, he managed the company’s Americas region and was instrumental in the delivery and launch of Windows 7. Based in Palo Alto, CA, Veghte holds a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian studies from Harvard University.Close
Prior to his current role, Nefkens served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of HP Enterprise Services in EMEA, a business with more than 2,000 clients and 33,000 employees. Previously he led three of HP’s largest services accounts, General Motors, ABN AMRO, and Delphi. Before joining EDS, Nefkens spent ten years with Holland Chemical International NV, as regional president and general manager in Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and the Western U.S. Nefkens holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a degree in Finance from Texas Christian University. He speaks fluent English, Spanish and Dutch. He is based in London, England.Close
Todd Bradley serves as Executive Vice President of HP’s Printing and Personal Systems organisation, a $65 billion annual revenue business. Bradley currently serves as the executive sponsor for all HP operations and initiatives in China and received the prestigious Friendship Award, the highest accolade presented to foreigners who have made outstanding contributions to China's development. During his 30-plus year management career, Bradley has held senior roles at GE Capital, Dun & Bradstreet and FedEx. Prior to joining HP, Bradley was the Chief Executive Officer of Palm. Before that, Bradley was Executive Vice President of Global Operations for Gateway. Bradley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Towson University. He is also a member of HP’s Executive Council.Close
Amir Arooni is Senior VP of Delivery Center Channels at ING NL, responsible for facilitating and improving daily customer contact of 7 million ING customers that use banking services offered via internet, telephony, email as well as branch offices.
As a change, delivery and execution specialist in various banking, telecommunications, transport and Operations & IT sectors, he has gained more than 18 years experience in all aspects of corporate management in complex and evolving environments. Before starting to work for ING (2000), Amir worked for several multinational companies such as: KPN, TPG, Sun Microsystems and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young as project manager and IT/Operations manager.
Amir is a key driving factor in transforming the IT change organisation of ING Retail Bank to Agile / Scrum. Currently there are more than 50 Scrum Teams up and running.
Amir is now member of Management Team ING IT Retail Banking Benelux, is member of the CIO Platform in the Netherlands and holds a degree in Finance, IT, an MBA (Erasmus) and currently master in Consulting & Coaching for Change from Oxford/HEC university.Close
Duncan Campbell is the leader of the Enterprise Group Solutions Marketing team. In this role, Duncan is responsible for the Marketing Strategy and the Solutions content development for: HP Converged Infrastructure, Application Transformation, Information Optimization, Security and Risk Management, Mobility and SMB. In this role he spends considerable time meeting with clients, partners, press and analysts.
Duncan brings more than 25 years of enterprise and midmarket marketing experience to this leadership team, with a proven track record spanning servers, storage, management software, networking, services and PCs, as well as channel and regional expertise.
Duncan also has served as vice president of Marketing for Adaptive Infrastructure and for SMB for HP’s Technology Solutions Group, as well as vice president of Marketing for HP StorageWorks. He was responsible for advancing the market position of HP’s storage area network, network-attached storage, information life cycle management, nearline and storage management software offerings through both direct and indirect channels for small, midsize and enterprise customers.
Prior to HP, Duncan was vice president of Marketing and Business Development for First Virtual Communications, a world leader in integrated rich media communications solutions. He also served as the principal and a founding member of Adjunct Consulting, where he helped incubate a SAN-management-over-IP start-up and developed transformational business strategies for his other client companies.
Duncan holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor of science in chemistry from the University of California at San Diego.Close
Stephen DeWitt is Senior Vice President, HP Enterprise Group Marketing. He is responsible for accelerating the company’s Converged Infrastructure strategy to drive demand and revenue for HP’s innovative enterprise server, storage, networking and technology services portfolio worldwide.
Before taking this role, DeWitt served as the global senior vice president and general manager for the WebOS business unit and, prior to that, as the Americas senior vice president and general manager for the former Personal Systems Group. There, he was responsible for expanding global routes to market, digital commerce and customer and partner engagement. DeWitt also represents HP as an executive board member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
Prior to HP, DeWitt served as president, CEO and chairman of Azul Systems where he provided the overall strategic leadership and visionary direction for the company from its earliest stages through product development, fund raising, market entry and expansion.
Before joining Azul Systems, DeWitt was the vice president and general manager of Content Delivery and Edge Computing for Sun Microsystems, and responsible for Sun’s server appliances, wireless, networking, and emerging business areas. He joined Sun following the acquisition of Cobalt Networks where he was president and CEO.
Prior to joining Cobalt, DeWitt held several senior leadership positions with leading technology companies including Cisco Systems where he served as vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Network Management Business Unit and as well as vice president of Enterprise Marketing. DeWitt also served as vice president of Worldwide Marketing for Symantec Corporation.
DeWitt holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Economics from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He has served on numerous technology company boards (public and private) and has worked extensively with the entrepreneurial community.Close
London-born Paul Evans is responsible for Worldwide Marketing of Application Transformation solutions for HP. Paul has started his career as a software developer before moving to management positions with Digital, Compaq and HP.
He has a 'passionate' interest in the future of applications and the exploitation of cloud & mobile technologies in order to deliver improved customer experiences & citizen benefits. This is combined with his focus on the rationalization of legacy applications & supporting infrastructures to deliver enhancements in operational efficiency & effectiveness.
Paul has a degree in mathematics and lives in the north of England.Close
Martin Fink is the senior vice president and general manager of Business Critical Systems (BCS) and Converged Application Systems (CAS) within HP’s Enterprise Group business unit. He previously led the Open Source & Linux organisation and the NonStop Enterprise Division; BCS resulted from the November 2006 combination of those two groups with Business Critical Servers. BCS leverages the merged assets of HP’s high-end platform technologies and extends the value they deliver on top of any server, architecture, and operating system combination. CAS extends Converged Infrastructure to deliver optimized solutions, appliances and Cloudmaps with leading application partners.
Previously, as head of the NonStop Enterprise Division, Martin was responsible for the development, delivery, and marketing of the HP Integrity NonStop family of servers, database, and middleware software and solutions. He oversaw the Atalla Security Products line of network security processors for banking, Internet, and enterprise applications. Finally, he led the overall open source and Linux strategy across HP, helping the company gain external market leadership in Linux.
Martin joined HP in 1985 and spent his first 10 years in field operations in Canada, holding a variety of positions in hardware and software support, consulting, and telecom sales. In 1995, he moved to HP’s Ft. Collins, Colorado site to work in HP OpenView telecom, where he managed small business startup activities. He was the R&D manager for the Verifone Software Business. Subsequently, he held the position of R&D lab manager in the Customer Solutions organisation, with responsibility for HP-UX, Linux, and the patch program.
Martin has an MBA from Colorado State University graduating Beta Gamma Sigma. Martin is listed as co-inventor on two patents related to online e-commerce and is the author of The Business and Economics of Linux and Open Source, published by Prentice Hall. He graduated in electronics engineering from Loyalist College in Ontario, Canada.Close
Art Gilliland serves as senior vice president of HP Software Enterprise Security Products (ESP). In this role, he leads efforts to maximize opportunities for selling security solutions and services across HP’s vast product portfolio and helps enterprise customers manage risk and compliance requirements.
A 15-year veteran of the enterprise security industry, Art joins HP from Symantec where he served as a senior vice president of the Information Security Group. While at Symantec, he held various leadership positions responsible for security solutions product engineering and management as well as strategy, planning, field enablement, industry relations and operations.
As part of the original IMlogic team, Art served as vice president of products and marketing and helped grow the company into an industry leader until it was acquired by Symantec. He also held key management, marketing and sales roles at Exchange Solutions, Inc., a partner loyalty program software provider, and was a senior consultant at Gemini Consulting, which specialized in innovation and technology strategies.
Art earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Carleton College and a Master’s of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. Recognized as an information security expert, he also holds several key patents in security and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is based in Sunnyvale, California.Close
Ajei Gopal is Senior Vice President of HP Software Products & Solutions, a $3.6 billion business delivering innovative software products and solutions that help enterprises perform better. HP Software Products & Solutions serves 50,000 customers across a range of industries, from communications to financial services to healthcare. It is the fastest growing business in HP.
Prior to HP, Gopal was Executive Vice President of the worldwide technology and development group at CA Technologies, where he was accountable for the development of their enterprise products for mainframe, distributed and cloud computing environments.
Prior to CA Technologies, Gopal was Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President at Symantec Corporation, where he was the global technology leader responsible for strategy, emerging technologies and architecture. Before Symantec, he was CEO and co-founder of ReefEdge Networks, a provider of interoperable, managed and secure wireless LAN systems for multi-site enterprises.
Before he founded ReefEdge, Gopal spent a decade at IBM, starting in the Research Division and ending his tenure as the CTO of the Pervasive Computing Division in IBM’s Software Group.
Ajei holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University and a B.S. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.Close
John Maguire is senior vice president of Global Sales for HP Enterprise Services. He is responsible for driving growth, further developing sales excellence, and strengthening the global sales culture.
In this role, John leads Strategic Enterprise Services & Sales Strategy, Account Executive Operations, Client Development & Pursuits, Global Sales Enablement, and Global Sales Operations.
Before joining HP, John was the managing director of Global Sales for Accenture’s Health and Public Services organisation. He was responsible for driving growth across the H&PS businesses globally. During his tenure, John was responsible for Accenture’s global Technology Sales division and the State and Local Government Client Service Group. He also led the team for Accenture’s US-VISIT win.
John has more than 25 years of experience in sales, consulting, systems integration, outsourcing and general management.
Prior to Accenture, John spent 18 years with IBM in a variety of roles ranging from services delivery, global marketing and sales in the Public Safety and Justice Division, Director of Sales–Federal Services Division and Vice President–Global Services’ State and Local business.
John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Rutgers University and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University.Close
Colin Mahony has been involved with Vertica from the beginning and now serves as its VP and General Manager. Prior to his role as GM, Colin was responsible for Operations, Product Management, Marketing and Business Development. Colin has over 16 years experience in the high tech industry, and he brings a combination of technical knowledge, market intelligence, customer relationships, and deal experience that help to drive Vertica's growth and overall vision.
Prior to Vertica, Colin was a Vice President at Bessemer Venture Partners focused on investments primarily in enterprise software, telecommunications, and digital media. He established a great network and reputation for assisting in the creation and ongoing operations of companies through his knowledge of technology, markets and general management in both small startups and larger companies. Prior to Bessemer, Colin worked at Lazard Technology Partners in a similar investor capacity.
Prior to his venture capital experience, Colin was a Senior Analyst at the Yankee Group serving as an industry analyst and consultant covering databases, BI, middleware, application servers and ERP systems. Colin helped build the ERP and Internet Computing Strategies practice at Yankee in the late nineties. While at Yankee, Colin was a frequent speaker was quoted in several publications including ComputerWorld, InfoWorld, Business Week, and InformationWeek.
Colin earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degrees in Economics with a minor in Computer Science from Georgetown University. He is an active volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay and the Joey Fund for Cystic Fibrosis.Close
June Manley is the worldwide director for HP’s Information Optimisation Solutions within HP Enterprise Group. June drives the positioning and strategy for Information Optimisation across HP, develops go-to-market (GTM) strategies and business plans which include Big Data, Information Management and Protection.
June brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in global solutions and product marketing, sales, business development and strategic alliances. At NetApp, she led the marketing and business development teams that launched the Nearline ATA storage and D2D backup markets. Subsequently, she advanced ZANTAZ’s off-site archival value proposition. June drove CommVault’s Simpana software platform product launches, highlighted by the largest campaign in company history. With a history spanning HP, CommVault, NetApp, ZANTAZ, Fujitsu, and Quantum, June has unique experience spanning hardware, software, and services from a variety of GTM perspectives.
June holds a BA degree in Business Administration and Management from St. Jude’s Business College in India.Close
Bethany Mayer is the senior vice president and general manager for HP Networking, which has had 11 consecutive quarters of revenue growth and delivers $2.5 billion in annual revenue. Mayer oversees the group’s worldwide business operations, with a focus on expanding its market share position as a leading networking supplier. Prior to her general manager role, Bethany was responsible for worldwide marketing and alliances for the HP Enterprise Business Group.
Mayer brings more than 25 years of experience in leading product management, marketing communications, operations and engineering, from start-up companies to Fortune 500 corporations.
Mayer joined HP from Blue Coat, where she was senior vice president, worldwide marketing and corporate development. While at Blue Coat, Mayer’s marketing leadership moved the company to market share leader in Secure Web Gateway and WAN Optimization markets. She was also responsible for the acquisition of Packeteer, which drove Blue Coat’s revenue growth of more than 300 percent during her three-year tenure.
Prior to Blue Coat, Mayer served as chief marketing officer with Mirapoint Inc. in the email and email security market. She has held executive positions at JDSU, Vernier Networks and Skystream Networks (now Ericsson). Mayer also held management positions in product management, engineering development and operations at Cisco Systems and was responsible for Cisco’s initial channel products and supply-chain design. Earlier in her career, Mayer held positions at Apple and Lockheed Martin Corp.
Mayer holds a Bachelor of Science from Santa Clara University and an MBA from California State University, Monterey Bay.Close
Repeatedly honored as one of the most influential people in business IT, Andy McAfee studies the ways that information technology (IT) affects businesses. His exciting research investigates how IT changes the way companies perform, organize, and compete. At a higher level, his work also examines how computerization influences competition, society, the economy, and the workforce.
An engaging and provocative speaker, he presents frequently to both academic and industry audiences, and has taught in executive education programs around the world.
McAfee’s most recent book, Race Against the Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy, was named the best IT Business Book of 2011 by CIO Insight. It assembles a range of data, examples, and research to illustrate that the average U.S. worker is being left behind by advances in technology. Andy is already working on a new book in which he explores the challenges and opportunities of digitization. Already a visionary in the cloud arena, in his latest November 2011 HBR article, What Every CEO Needs to Know About the Cloud, McAfee examines the cloud and its benefits, notes common barriers and concerns, and offers immediate actions for executives to consider. Harvard Business Review will highlight Andy’s work again in October 2012 when ihe publication will include his latest article on Big Data.
His blog, http://andrewmcafee.org/blog/, is widely read, becoming at times one of the 10,000 most popular in the world (according to Technorati). Andy also writes a blog for Harvard Business Review’s HBR Voices and his posts are regularly reprinted at forbes.com.
McAfee coined the phrase “Enterprise 2.0” in a spring 2006 Sloan Management Review article to describe the use of Web 2.0 tools and approaches by businesses. McAfee’s bestselling book, Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your organisation’s Toughest Challenges, was published in November 2009 by Harvard Business School Press. In the July / August 2008 issue of Harvard Business Review, McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson published Investing in the IT that Makes a Competitive Difference, a summary of their research investigating IT’s links to changes in competition.
McAfee is the author or co-author of over 100 articles, case studies, and other materials for students and teachers of technology. This work has convinced him that modern information technology is the most powerful tool available to business leaders, yet also the most misunderstood and under-appreciated resource at their disposal.
Andy is currently a principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business in the MIT Sloan School of Management. He was previously a professor in the Technology and Operations Management Unit at Harvard Business School and a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. He received his Doctorate from Harvard Business School, and completed two Master of Science and two Bachelor of Science degrees at MIT.Close
Darren McGrath is global product marketing manager for HP Enterprise Services. He is responsible for developing mobile application services, driving go-to-market initiatives and generating mobile application marketing strategies designed to penetrate the mobile market and drive growth.
Before joining HP Application Services, part of HP Enterprise Services, Darren was the Americas marketing manager for HP Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking (ESSN) Business Critical Systems (BCS). He was responsible for driving growth through marketing activities across HP ESSN BCS businesses for the Americas region. Darren also has held management positions within HP’s Imaging and Printing Group.
Darren has more than 18 years of experience in mobile applications, consulting and business development as well as in marketing and general management.
Darren holds a Bachelor of Science in management information systems and an MBA from the University of Wyoming, where he graduated magna cum laude.Close
Neil Miles is mobility solutions manager for HP. He is responsible for building and communicating the pan-HP solution set that allows HP to help customers command the exciting ‘mobility for business’ space with a combination of focused services, software, and infrastructure products.
Previously Neil was the Global evangelist for HP’s management software business, communicating the business value of the entire management software portfolio with customer presentations, sales tools and sales training. Neil has been employed by Hewlett-Packard for 24 years, with 11 years in the HP Software organisation. Before joining the software group, Neil spent 11 years marketing HP technical workstations in the engineering and digital content/animation marketplaces.
Neil is based in Fort Collins Colorado.Close
Paul Miller is vice president of Converged Application Systems for the Enterprise Group at HP. Under Miller’s direction, the organisation is responsible for developing the AppSystems and Virtual Systems portfolio of turnkey, performance-optimized appliances and solutions.
These solutions are based on HP and partner applications software and extend to the application the HP Converged Infrastructure strategy – the company’s approach for next-generation data centers that enables customers to increase agility, lower costs of operations and drive innovation into their businesses. The AppSystem portfolio includes the Vertica Real Time Analytics appliance, Microsoft SQL Server appliances and SAP HANA.
Previously, Miller was vice president of worldwide marketing for Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking (ESSN) at HP, a role in which he promoted the HP Converged Infrastructure portfolio and strategy across multiple business units. He also served as vice president of Marketing for Industry Standard Servers (ISS) and HP BladeSystem, spearheading the marketing strategy for the fastest growing division in ESSN. Under Miller’s leadership, HP extended its x86-based HP ProLiant market share leadership into new categories with HP’s bladed architectures and Virtual Connect networking, which are the cornerstone of the company’s Converged Infrastructure strategy.
Miller has more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry. Prior to joining HP, he held positions at IBM in mechanical engineering, software development, sales, management, planning and strategy.
Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley’s Hass School of Business, with a dual emphasis in marketing and finance.Close
Chris Moyer is the chief technology officer of HP Enterprise Services (ES). In this role, he is responsible for setting technical direction for ES and its portfolio of services.
Chris and his organisation assist ES by establishing technical advisors for regions and accounts, leading applied research activities to enhance the services portfolio, and strengthening the technical community to develop capabilities needed to predictably grow the business.
He has spent more than 25 years building innovative business and technology solutions for HP clients in several industries across multiple geographies. Chris is an HP Fellow who has held leadership positions in sales, delivery and strategy. Most recently, he was chief technologist for Portfolio Research and Development in ES, where his team was focused on incubating potential new service offerings and leveraging intellectual property from HP Labs.
Chris joined EDS in 1985 and has held a range of positions in the United States, Japan and Europe. He has held multiple leadership roles including technical director for the UK Inland Revenue Division and chief technologist for EMEA. Chris spent two years incubating eBreviate, an EDS company, providing innovative, Internet-based strategic procurement software. Before joining EDS, he was a network analyst with Marathon Oil Company in Findlay, Ohio.
Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He currently lives in Shrewsbury, England with his wife and two daughters.Close
Antonio Neri leads HP Technology Services, one of the largest global business segments of Hewlett Packard’s Enterprise Group (EG). HP Technology Services provides Support and Consulting services for HP’s Converged Infrastructure products and solutions.
In his current position, Neri is dedicated to creating industry-leading experiences that are Personal, Proactive, and Simplified. His consultants and support experts guide customers in transforming their IT and keeping their technology running. As part of the Enterprise Group, his operation enables business agility for HP’s customers through agile and stable IT, that is built on choice, with a strong ROI. Neri works across HP and with our valued partners to ensure HP customers have access to the complete solutions and services they need.
Prior to taking on this role, Neri was responsible for leading the PPS Total Care Services organisation for Hewlett-Packard's Personal Systems Group. In this role, Neri managed the Total Customer Experience and Quality, and Warranty Services organisations.
Neri joined HP in 1995 and has more than 25 years of experience in the services industry. Prior to joining HP, he held several services management positions in Argentina, Italy and The Netherlands. In his management career at HP, Neri has established new services delivery capabilities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and in the Americas, in support of both imaging and printing and personal computing products.
Neri holds a Computer Engineering degree and is a Professor of Arts and Drawing.Close
Mark Potter is senior vice president and general manager of HP’s $13+ billion Industry-standard Servers and Software (ISS) business that includes the world’s #1 server brand, HP ProLiant, the world’s #1 bladed infrastructure, HP BladeSystem, and the award-winning CloudSystem solution.
In this role, he is responsible for serving customers of all sizes around the globe. With an HP ProLiant shipping every 11 seconds and over 30 million ProLiant servers shipped since 1989, ISS systems power the web and nearly every aspect of daily life, from finance and entertainment to healthcare and education.
Previously, Potter served as senior vice president and general manager of HP’s Infrastructure Software and Blades business. Under his leadership, the HP blade server business expanded from about $400 million in 2004 to over $3 billion in 2010 and growing share by 19% points to 54% according to IDC. During this time, Potter was responsible for the introductions of Insight Control management software and Virtual Connect – a virtual networking innovation that continues to differentiate HP BladeSystem today.
Potter is the recipient of eight engineering patents. He has held numerous senior business and R&D management positions since joining Compaq Computer, now a part of HP, in January 1989.
Before HP, Potter served in leadership and management roles in the aerospace industry. He earned a bachelor’s of science degree from Texas A&M University.Close
As senior vice president and general manager of HP Storage, David Scott is responsible for the long-term growth and profitability of the US$4 billion storage technology business.
Prior to joining HP, David was President and CEO of 3PAR. He led this company from an early-stage enterprise storage company through the company's successful Initial Public Offering on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: PAR) in November 2007. Under his guidance, 3PAR defined and introduced Utility Storage, a new category of storage designed for utility and cloud computing. During his tenure, 3PAR expanded a high-profile and satisfied customer base in large- and medium-sized enterprises, government agencies, and service providers. At the same time, 3PAR expanded research and development operations into Northern Ireland and developed sales operations globally in the US, UK, Japan, Asia Pacific, Europe and South Africa.
David has 27 years experience in the enterprise storage, software, and server market. He was previously the General Manager of Hewlett-Packard's XP enterprise storage business in its Network Storage Solutions organisation. In the 21 months from its introduction in May 1999, this business generated over $1 billion in sales, leading HP to move from sixth to third place in the external storage market as reported by IDC.
Prior to this role, David held various marketing, business strategy, sales and systems engineering positions in Hewlett-Packard's HP9000 enterprise server, HP-UX software and enterprise storage businesses both in the US and the UK.
David holds a Bachelor's Degree with Honors in Computer Science and Mathematics from Bristol University in the UK. He resides with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area.Close
Zorawar Biri Singh is senior vice president and general manager for Cloud Services at HP. He has global responsibility for HP’s public cloud infrastructure, platform services, cloud solutions and cloud ecosystem for developers, independent software vendors, service providers and enterprises.
Singh has more than 20 years of global leadership experience as an executive and serial entrepreneur in enterprise IT, online advertising, e-commerce and telecommunications. He has an extensive products background in infrastructure software, cloud computing services, data center and internet scale-out infrastructure, and networking.
Prior to joining HP, Singh was vice president of Cloud Computing at IBM, where he helped lead corporate-wide strategy and solutions for cloud computing. He joined IBM in 2008 through the acquisition of Encentuate, Inc., an identity and access management security company, where he served as chief executive officer.
Singh also previously served as CEO of Pivia, a network acceleration appliance company acquired by F5 Networks; JRG, a Consumer Packaged Goods-focused software-as-a-service company acquired by CDC; and e-commerce startup Idapta. Earlier, he was chief operating officer of RelevantKnowledge / MediaMetrix, a pioneer in online advertising ratings and Internet audience measurement, which today is part of comScore Inc. Singh started his career at NORTEL as a product line manager.
Singh holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from North Carolina State University.Close
John Sontag is the director of Strategic Innovation and Research Services (SIRS) at HP Labs. The SIRS organisation is responsible for co-innovations that bring HP Labs, HP business units and customers together to accelerate research outcomes towards customer outcomes. In this strategic role, he is responsible for research investments in nano-technology, exascale computing, cyber security, information analytics, cloud computing, immersive interaction, networking, services, sustainability, social computing and commercial digital printing.
Prior to his appointment as director of SIRS, Sontag led the Technology Transfer Office at HP Labs, which is charged with speeding the transfer of research into products and services through multiple routes. Sontag was responsible for focusing on the brokering of technology transfer through three primary channels: product development within HP’s business groups, intellectual property licensing agreements with a third party, and via the venture capital community.
Sontag was previously the director of virtualization and data center architecture research at HP Labs, where the team focused on the architectural and operational impacts of virtualized servers, storage and networking and the impact of high-density systems on data center design. He also was the lead manager in the creation of a research and production data center at HP Labs in Palo Alto, Calif., and Bristol, England.
With more than 30 years of experience at HP in systems and operating system design and research, Sontag has had a variety of leadership roles in the development of HP-UX on PA-RISC and IPF, including 64-bit systems, support for multiple input/output systems, multi-system availability and Symmetric Multi-Processing scaling for OLTP and web servers.
Sontag received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Beyond HP, John sits on the Silicon Valley Dean’s Council for the Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering, he’s an active leader in two Boy Scout units bringing youth leadership development and outdoor adventure together, and he spends time boarding and sailing the Outer Banks of North Carolina with his family.Close