Meg Whitman, HPE CEO, Started a New Job

October 26, 2015 • Blog Post • By Meg Whitman

For the first time in four years, I logged in to LinkedIn and I changed my job title. I am now CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

The chance to reinvent a Fortune 50 company doesn't come around often, but on November 1, history was made when we officially separated HP into two companies - HP Inc., which focuses on printers and personal systems, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which focuses on the IT hardware, software and services that power our digital world.

This isn't just a name change. It's not an internal reorg. Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an entirely new company that will help customers use technology to quickly bring ideas to life.

Why A New Company And Why Now?

The world is moving faster than ever, and it's no secret that technology is driving that speed. Every company must now be a technology company. And, winners and losers are decided by how quickly they can adapt to stay ahead in this new Idea Economy.

You don't have to look any further Uber, Airbnb, Netflix and Spotify to see how the Idea Economy is exploding. This new class of entrepreneurs are disrupting business as usual, and no industry is immune.

Whether in energy, healthcare, manufacturing, telecommunications or any other industry, companies can only survive if they have the vision and the technological agility to compete in this exciting race.

The new Hewlett Packard Enterprise will help organizations of all shapes and sizes - from startups to large enterprises - transition from traditional IT to the technology needs of the future. We will help businesses build flexible IT infrastructures, find valuable insights in data, proactively deal with cyber threats, and provide rich digital experiences anytime, anywhere and on any device.

For me, this job change is more than an updated resume. Along with all of the employees of the new Hewlett Packard Enterprise, I am proud to be part of this historic shift in the way business is done.

Change can be intimidating. But fortune favors the bold, and I am excited to lead this new company, where collaborative people, empowering technology and transformative ideas will push everyone forward.

Here's to change. To new beginnings. And to going further, faster.

-Meg Whitman


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