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HP Discover Day 2 Recap: Videos, HP Experts, Envision, and CEOs!

HP Discover continues with strategic sessions aimed at increasing innovation for enterprises, insights from HP experts and our top executives, and fascinating interactive demos. Read on for our top takeaways from Day 2 of HP Discover 2014 in Las Vegas!


Mike video.JPGThe story of Enterprise Services through customers: VIDEO

HP CEO Meg Whitman introduced key business unit leaders yesterday in the opening General Session, including Mike Nefkens, EVP of HP Enterprise Services. In his presentation, after addressing the drivers of IT challenges—including Customer and Citizen Engagement; Employee Empowerment; IT-enabled Transformation; and Acquisitions and Divestitures—Nefkens highlighted three different customer types, and sharing how HP Enterprise Services addressed challenges and helped Disney, the Republic of Kazakhstan, and Seadrill. In his words, “Enterprise Services brings the best of HP together.”


Check in with our Experts on the Floor: Charlie Bess and E.G. Nadhan

Charlie Bess and E. G. Nadhan are two of HP Enterprise Services’ most social technology experts, and they are offering great insight from HP Discover—between leading sessions, of course! Basing his post on the recent Businessweek article, “With ‘The Machine,’ HP May Have Invented a New Kind of Computer,” Charlie Bess (Chief Technologist and HP Fellow) offers his opinion on the future of technology. He offers the idea that we are entering a new phase of technology where real changes take place, and technology is keeping pace with these changes with innovation such as The Machine: a brand-new type of computer architecture HP engineers say will serve as a replacement for today’s designs. The Machine boasts a new operating system, a different type of memory, and superfast data transfer.


HP Distinguished Technologist E.G. Nadhan, on the other hand, built on the retrospective theme of Meg Whitman’s General Session in his post: “Discover the company that founded Silicon Valley 75 years ago – HP.” He shared significant market firsts—accomplishments for HP from the past—and also recapped some of the new technology underway today.


photo 2.jpgHP Envision: More than whiteboard animation

One of the top spots on the show floor, the HP Envision team is demonstrating what they do best: working with clients to brainstorm, strategize, and journey to the New Style of IT together. Learn more about their team in this blog post.


Innovation in open platforms and partnerships essential to the future of technology

The General Session for Day 2 was captivating, as HP CEO Meg Whitman shared how much the company values HP Labs and strategic partnerships. She started off the session by welcoming Martin Fink, CTO of HP Labs to the stage.  Fink shared the developments of THE MACHINE (think 1000Terabytes in the palm of your hand), and the intention to build an open source operating  system and more.


Meg then welcomed host Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman to the stage, and they were joined by visionary CEOs and strategic partners Satya Nadella of Microsoft and Brian Krzanich of Intel. Meg emphasized that no company stands alone, and companies must respect and work together while keeping mutual customers in mind. (She also pointed out how most of the crowd was a customer of all three companies.) The panel tackled political, economic, and forward-thinking topics such a  U.S. H1B1 visas, “revolutionary disruption,” the millennial workforce, and what it’s like to lead a company today. Watch our blog for the replay video!


We’re looking forward to another action packed day tomorrow, and be sure to check out Meg’s top spot, the HP Client Story Wall in the HP Enterprise Services Pavilion!

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