In February, Shane Robison, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, and Chief Technology Officer of Hewlett Packard, delivered a keynote address to the 3,000 attendees at RootsTech, the largest genealogy conference ever held in North America. I was in the audience for his talk and was very impressed with his visions for the future of computing. I wrote about Robison's talk in this newsletter at http://goo.gl/rNPY5.
Today, Hewlett-Packard announced that Shane Robison is leaving the company and won't be replaced. Instead, some of the people who reported to him will now report to the new CEO, Meg Whitman, while the rest will report to various division CEOs. In a statement, HP said that Robison “was responsible for shaping HP’s corporate strategy and technology agenda. He was instrumental in steering the company’s multibillion-dollar research and development investment and has led many of the company’s largest merger and acquisition activities.”
Today's announcement did not mention Robison's future plans.