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Former webOS CTO Sam Greenblatt Leaves HP for Enterprise Role at Dell

Sam Greenblatt, the former CTO of Hewlett-Packard’s webOS business unit, has landed at Dell.

In March, Greenblatt left his job as the chief technology officer of the webOS unit and took a then-unspecified role within HP. That job turned out to be general manager of the Critical Systems Management unit.

He held on to that gig for seven months, then took the job at Dell this month.

Greenblatt’s LinkedIn profile now lists his title as chief technical evangelist at Dell’s Enterprise Solutions Group. He describes his job like so: “As chief technology evangelist at the Enterprise Solution Group I am heavily involved in the architecture, communication and technical promotion of Dell’s Enterprise family of products. I will help drive the ESG company’s development teams toward a strong and unified architectural construct, while externally translating and communicating the technology vision to customers, new prospective partners and the industry as a whole.”

The ESG is where the action is at Dell. That’s where CEO Michael Dell put a lot of emphasis, transforming it from one focused on selling PCs to one that’s better known for supplying IT hardware and software to corporations and other large organizations. Dell himself talked about the process in an interview with AllThingsD over the summer.

Greenblatt will be working with and probably reporting to a former HP colleague, Marius Haas, the former head of its networking unit, whom Dell recruited in August.


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