Of course, this is not a news 🙂 He has been nominated 10 days ago !
First time in history that a european is leading HP. I’m pretty sure it’ll make a change compared to our former texan CEO 😉 Of course, not everything will become easy and nice in one day. But after looking at a conference that Leo Apotheker gave in France and in french (and for those of you not native french speakers, he is one to my hears) I’m happy to see that we now have a leader who has a strong technical past, a muti-cultural background and is able to express himself in multiple languages. This video is really worth seeing.
Remains to see what is SAP past will bring with regards to Open Source for HP. Hopefully, he will increase our investments in this area, and focus more on Hardware and Services, as this is IMHO clearly the areas where we are already strong and where the future for us is. Maybe with him we will invest more money inside than buying outside… Let’s hope.