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Bill Veghte appointed chief strategy officer at HP

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Bill Veghte, who has been appointed chief strategy officer at HP

Bill Veghte, who has been appointed chief strategy officer at HP

HP today announced that Bill Veghte has been appointed chief strategy officer. In addition to his new responsibilities, Veghte will continue in his current role as executive vice-president of HP Software.

"Every 10 to 15 years, fundamental shifts occur in the IT industry that redefine how technology is delivered," said Meg Whitman, HP president and chief executive officer. "From mainframes to client/server to the internet, companies that identified the opportunity first and developed the right strategy came out on top. As we move forward, HP intends to stay on top, and I believe Bill has the knowledge and vision to keep us there."

In addition to helping drive strategy for the company as a whole, Veghte will lead HP's cloud and webOS open source initiatives.

Veghte joined HP in 2010. In the most recent fiscal year, he grew HP's software business by 18pc. Prior to HP, he spent two decades at Microsoft in a variety of senior leadership positions. Most recently, he managed the company's $15bn global Windows business and was instrumental in the delivery and launch of Windows 7.

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