CRN Exclusive: 15 Tough Questions For HP CEO Meg Whitman

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Is there any remaining talent from the webOS team that you are utilizing going forward?

My first choice when I am beefing up an area at HP is to go find the talent inside HP. And let me tell you, there is immense talent at HP, talent that may have been overlooked before. I like to bet on people for whom it may be a stretch job because they rarely let you down.

When I got here, at the director level and above we were hiring the majority from outside the company. That has completely flipped on its head, and I think that's a really good thing for HP. Say what you will about this company, I will tell you the people here are terrific. And the innovation capability, and ability and desire for HP to win, is undiminished despite everything that has happened.


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