Welcome to "HPE Matters" Wired World of Politics Issue

March 31, 2017 • Blog Post • By Sara DeForest, HPE Matter Staff Writer

How technology is influencing every part of politicssometimes for the better, and sometimes with disastrous consequences

HPE Matter is a digital magazine where the brightest minds in business share their perspectives on a technology-driven world.

Produced by Hewlett Packard Enterprise in partnership with Quartz, WIRED, PAPER and The Atlantic, HPE Matter brings together industry notables to provide valuable insights into the major technological shifts that are changing business as we know it.

How technology has changed the political landscape

From campaigning to voter data to policy implementation, nearly every component of U.S. politics is now influenced by technology. Predictive data modeling helps campaigns identify potential voters, political apps increase voter turnout and the threat of cybersecurity breaches is affecting the way we vote.

In fact, technology is so embedded in politics that it begs the question: Is technology doing more to help or hurt the political process?

In this issue:


  • Political campaigns use voter data to identify and target undecided and disenfranchised voters and many credit Obamas use of Big Data as the reason he won reelection in 2012. But can this type of "micro-targeting" go too far?
  • Experts argue that the U.S. is losing ground in the supercomputers arms race to countries like China and Russia, which could have disastrous effects on the economy, national security and military functions.
  • From the battlefield to the boardroom, HPEs Chris Hsu has a unique perspective on the leadership skills needed to be successful and what it takes to handle complex challenges in an ever-changing technological world.


Will the future of politics continue to be influenced by technology for the better or the worse of the U.S.? Find out in this issue of HPE Matter.


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