30 Notable IT Executive Moves: October 2011


Shane Robison

The first major departure in HP's C-suite in the Meg Whitman era is Shane Robison, executive vice president and chief strategy and technology officer, whom HP confirmed would retire as of Nov. 1. Robison, an 11-year HP-er, came to the technology behemoth during its acquisition of Compaq a decade ago, where he was CTO and strategy chief. Among his functions at HP, Robison has led R&D investments and M&A, and was also in charge of HP Cloud Services.

HP doesn't plan to replace Robison; instead, it will retire his position.