Veghte Named HP's Chief Strategy Officer
HP Wednesday named Bill Veghte, its chief software executive, to the position of chief strategy officer. Veghte will supervise both technology strategy and the company's cloud efforts, as well as the open-source webOS initiative.
Veghte will also retain his title of executive vice president of HP Software.
"Every 10 to 15 years, fundamental shifts occur in the IT industry that redefine how technology is delivered," Meg Whitman, HP president and chief executive officer, said as part of the announcement. "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."