During their wide-ranging fifteen minute conversation, Meg and David dove deep into HP’s strategy and future plans for business process improvements and marketing tactics (among other things).
But at the end of the day, though, Meg said “product is everything. If you don’t bring the right product at the right cost to market then you aren’t doing your job and you’re not going to win.”
Watch the full interview below:
HP CEO Meg Whitman discussed yesterday’s earnings announcement with David Faber in a live interview on CNBC today.
Adding detail on her strategy, Meg said, “we’re going to go to market as one HP.”
“There’s tremendous synergy between [each of HP’s business divisions] and customers want to buy from one HP,” she continued. By simplifying both the customer experience and internal processes, HP should be better positioned to succeed in 2012 and beyond, she said.
Meg also shared an insight that gives a sense of HP’s global scale and reach. Over decades, HP ink sales have been highly correlated to economic indicators like GDP and unemployment, making them an accurate predictor of economic conditions around the world.
Watch the complete 9 minute interview below or on CNBC.com:
Yesterday afternoon, HP named Meg Whitman as its CEO and president. “Excited and honored to lead HP,” she tweeted a few hours after the announcement. “I’m a true believer in the future of this Silicon Valley icon.”
HP news release, 9/22/11: “HP Names Meg Whitman President and Chief Executive Officer”
Analysis from IDC Chief Research Officer Crawford Del Prete [pdf]