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Rejuvenating the trifecta of partnership at HP Discover

Nadhan on ‎06-12-2014 10:18 AM

“Sometimes 30-year marriages need a little rejuvenation,” quipped HP CEO Meg Whitman on stage at HP Discover Day 2 with Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella by video. New York Times Columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner, Thomas Friedman was on stage moderating the discussion between these three leaders of the 21st century—leaders who embrace a new style of thinking to address the challenges faced by the enterprises of today; spearheading a new wave in their respective companies. This new wave of thinking goes beyond the enterprise, and applies to the partnership as a whole. It is time to rejuvenate this trifecta of partnership between HP, Intel and Microsoft. And what better place to do this than on stage for the first time together at HP Discover 2014?


ceo.jpgSome partnerships have to be artificially crafted, and in many respects, force-fit to complement each other’s services. However there is nothing artificial about this partnership between HP, Intel and Microsoft. There is a natural fit between companies that provide the hardware, the processor and the operating system. That’s why it is no wonder that these partnerships have lasted for 30 years! Onward to rejuvenation—to take a cue from Whitman. And like Nadella said, “[The] question is: How are we going to innovate going forward?”


A quick preview of some of the statements made by each leader made on various topics could give us some insight.

  • Innovation. Whitman called out the strengths of the combination of the R&D organizations from all three enterprises pioneering entirely new ways of solving problems. Krzanich reminded everyone that innovation has to be targeted to customer needs. Nadella acknowledged the great tradition of innovations from all three companies to-date.
  • New Style of IT. Whitman reinforced the new wave of thinking that can be seen in many of the solutions HP introduced at HP Discover—including The Machine. With the author of The World is Flat on stage, Krzanich mentioned that the Internet of Things is making the world flatter. Nadella elaborated on the “More Personal Computing” concept where our overall human experience is more and more personalized within an environment, based upon instantaneous information available about us with context.
  • Workforce. Whitman explained that the next generation has completely different expectations from their employers. Intel is looking for people who can think outside the box, Krzanich added. Nadella called out Microsoft’s need for inter-disciplinary skills, taking the example of real-time language translation applied to Skype conversations.
  • Government Support. Whitman characterized the K-12 education system in the United States as being one that was designed for another era. Krzanich mentioned that tax credits for research and development will have a huge impact on the economy.

What is interesting is that each of the observations above came from one of the three leaders. However when you put it all together under the HP-Intel-Microsoft umbrella, every one of these observations gets reinforced because of the trifecta of partnership.


Let the rejuvenation begin!


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