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HP CEO Léo Apotheker to Keynote HP Discover 2011

On June 6-10, at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, we’ll be hosting HP DISCOVER 2011, our largest technology event of the year.  The new event (which combines HP Technology Forum and HP Software Universe Americas into a single conference) features a keynote presentation by Léo Apotheker and sessions with top executives, including Bill McDermott of SAP, Ann Livermore, Bill Veghte and David Donatelli.


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Over the four days, we’ll be offering more than 800 sessions on topics that range from mobile devices (including webOS), global data centers, to security, hybrid delivery and cloud computing.  For example, here are a few of the sessions on ‘cloud security’:


  • Cloud security challenges and how to manage them
  • Security and cloud: not an oxymoron with vShield and Tipping Point
  • Managing and securing applications in the cloud

Whether you are a business executive looking to use technology to create competitive advantage, or an engineer looking to broaden your skills in high technology, don’t miss this event. 


You can find additional information about HP Discover at

HP clarifies media reports on support for Windows-based tablets

(This entry was posted by Bill Wohl, HP senior vice president and Chief Communications Officer)


Today, HP clarified reporting in Fortune magazine, CNN, and InformationWeek related to HP’s support of the Windows operating system for use in tablets.


In a CNN/Fortune interview focused solely on the HP TouchPad and HP smartphones, CEO Leo Apotheker discussed the exclusive use of WebOS as the operating system on those devices.  Unfortunately, media sources incorrectly reported that to mean that HP would not use Windows on all tablets.  Since that time, all three media sources have corrected their stories.

Consistent with HP’s commitment to meet customer needs and offer choices, HP will continue to offer its Windows slate, the HP Slate 500.  The HP Slate 500 is valued by enterprise/commercial customers in healthcare, retail point-of-sale, hospitality and other industries where compatibility with Windows applications is important.


First announced on February 9, 2011, the HP TouchPad, a webOS tablet, will be available this summer.

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Leo Apotheker talks to Fortune about HP's tablet strategy and the networking business [VIDEO]

Earlier this week, HP CEO Leo Apotheker sat down with Fortune's Adam Lashinsky to talk tech.  Topics included:

- HP's differentiated approach to tablets

- How the strength of HP's sales channel will impact the webOS developer ecosystem

- Competing with Cisco (in the server market, Leo says, "We don't see them...they see us much more in the networking side of the house")

- How business success affects employee morale

Watch the two-part video interview below and follow Adam on Twitter @adamlashinsky (follow HP @hpnews).


Update: full transcript of the interview available here)





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HP Joins White House Initiative to Help Veterans Launch and Grow Small Businesses

(This entry was posted by Rachel Decker, HP Corporate Communications)


As part of the Obama Administration's goal to strengthen support of military families, HP joined the White House in a new program, "Veterans Fast Launch."  This program is part of First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden's "Joining Forces" initiative aimed at helping veterans build careers upon returning home from military service.


HP, in partnership with SCORE, an organization that provides small business advice for entrepreneurs, is providing mentoring, tools, and training support to military personnel and their families. Specifically, HP is helping to support veterans and their spouses by making them aware of HP's Virtual Rooms technology, and its free, 60-day trial.


Joining Forces is a comprehensive national initiative to mobilize all sectors of society to give America's service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned through military service.


HP stands alongside SCORE and the White House ready to support our returning veterans, and their families as they seek to transition into life as entrepreneurs.  The goal is to help accelerate veterans' successes as small business owners.

Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights: An Effective Legislative Framework

(This entry was posted by Rachel Decker, HP Corporate Communications)


HP joined Microsoft, eBay and Intel today in supporting the Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011 introduced by Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ).


HP’s Chief Privacy Officer Scott Taylor said, “As an industry leader in privacy, HP supports this innovative legislative effort by Senators Kerry and McCain. We look forward to working with Congress to advance these efforts.”


The four companies also released a joint statement in support of the bill:

 “We are pleased that Senator Kerry and Senator McCain, both long-time advocates for strong consumer privacy protections, have introduced the Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011.  We support the bill and look forward to working with Congress as it moves forward.


We have long advocated for comprehensive federal privacy legislation, which we believe will support business growth, promote innovation and ensure consumer trust in the use of technology.  The complexity of existing privacy regulations makes it difficult for many businesses to comply with the law.


We support the bill’s overall framework, which is built upon the Fair Information Practices principles. We appreciate that this legislation is technology neutral and allows for flexibility to adapt to changes in technology. The bill also strikes the appropriate balance by providing businesses with the opportunity to enter into a robust self-regulatory program.


We look forward to continuing our engagement to improve the effectiveness of the U.S. legal framework for the protection of privacy.”


Taylor recently spoke with reporters on privacy policy issues, read coverage of his conversation with the Washington Post here.

Calling All Innovators: HP Seeking 20 New Organizations for Social Innovation Funding

Catalyst.jpgHP’s Catalyst Initiative has been at the forefront of advancing STEM education with unique approaches that leverage technology and have global reach. Recently, HP announced plans to invest $1 million in support of a new Education Innovation Challenge Fund for India. Now, HP is looking for 20 new organizations to join the HP Catalyst Network and receive more than $150,000 (USD) in technology, cash, and professional services.


How can you get involved?


First, to qualify for eligibility, applications must be submitted by educational institutions that serve students in grades 6-16 in these targeted countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.


If you’re eligible, you can download the request for proposals here: When preparing your proposal it’s important to think about HP’s innovation themes for transforming STEM education:


- The Multi-Versity: Exploring new ways to provide online STEM education to post-secondary, secondary, and adult students

- Pedagogy 3.0: Examining the future of STEM teacher preparation and preparing teachers to facilitate 21st century learning experiences for their students

- Global Collaboratory: Enabling students to participate in collaborative problem-solving to address urgent social challenges using the power of collaborative grid computing

- The New Learner: Engaging formal and informal education organizations to explore how to build a network of learning opportunities for students

- Measuring Learning: Developing ways to assess STEM competencies that are often not assessed in school and the ability to tackle big, open-ended challenges

- STEM-preneur: Addressing novel ways to combine STEM education with the skills and passion of entrepreneurship


If you’re interested in who received grants in 2010, check out the full list here:


Think you have what it takes? We’d love to hear from you.

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