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HP COO, Bill Veghte, makes first ME visit during the Road To Innovation

Joe Lipscombe | April 16, 2013
Today marked one of the biggest one-day HP events ever to hit the Middle East, with its Road To Innovation show stopping off at the Jumeriah Beach Hotel in Dubai.

"What you've got here is a complete lack of legacy technologies which is fantastic, it's a great opportunity to implement these new trends and start fresh, and we see huge potential here. Eyad (Shahibi) and the team here have done a fantastic job and we fully expect them to continue doing so."

With Veghte now in the COO role, and many analysts and reports suggesting that the next CEO will be internally hired, it's natural to assume that he will most certainly be in line for the role. Veghte grew the software division 18 percent during his first fiscal year and as a man who works hand-in-hand with Whitman, he certainly knows his way around a company which he claims he wants to be with for the long haul. Although, when asked, he wasn't about to give anything away.

"At the moment, me, and the rest of the board, just want to focus on making HP the best it can be."


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