John Paczkowski

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HP Checks Its Heir Supply

Now that Mark Hurd has resigned as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, to whom will the company look to replace him? If HP’s directors are smart, they’ll give Apple’s (AAPL) Tim Cook a call, but realistically who are they likely to consider? Three names spring immediately to mind:

  • Ann Livermore, vice president of HP’s (HPQ) $54 billion Enterprise Business, who has been twice passed over for the CEO spot.
  • Todd Bradley, executive VP of HP’s Personal Systems Group, a $42 billion business.
  • Kevin Johnson, who before becoming CEO of Juniper Network (JNPR) headed up Microsoft’s (MSFT) Platforms & Services Division.

Of course at this point there are a lot of names starting to be tossed around, some greater longshots than others. Among them: Vyomesh Joshi, who runs HP’s printing business; HP board member Marc Andreessen, who is on the CEO search committee; perhaps one of the IBM execs now angling to eventually replace CEO Sam Palmisano; maybe an exec from Cisco or Microsoft; or maybe even someone from outside of tech, like Ford CEO Alan Mulally. In any case, it’s game on for one of Silicon Valley’s favorite speculative pastimes.


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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik