HPE’s Cultural Advantage: A Channel-Led Company
Well, for me, as a CEO, culture is everything. You need to stand for a purpose. And as you know, our purpose is very clear: it’s to enhance the way people live and work. I think that’s our North Star. That’s why we get up every day—to make a contribution. And the way we do that is by engineering experiences that unlock the full potential of people.
And we do that with four core beliefs in mind. One is we believe in accelerating what is next. The next opportunity is always here in front of us and we do it faster. Because ultimately, time is everything. The future belongs to the fast. That’s what we have said over and over again.
The second core belief is we believe in bold moves. Only people who have the courage to take risks will advance.
The third belief is we believe in the power of ‘Yes We Can.’ I’m an optimist by design. I grew up in a very diverse environment, grew up in different countries. And despite the fact that 2020 has been a tough year I am more optimistic than ever. Because I can see the potential of applying technology to solve some of the biggest societal problems.
And last on the list is we believe in being a force for good. Ultimately, we’re all human beings and if we don’t help communities improve we are failing. It’s not just about the business. That’s why I’m proud to work for a company that has Hewlett and Packard in the brand, because that’s the root of who we are. And we do it with uncompromising integrity every day, and we have values around partner, innovate and act.
Think about it. The first word is ‘partner’ and here we are. We’re talking about partners at the Best of Breed Confidence. We have been, we are and we will continue to be a channel-led company. Period. End of story. That’s who we are. And that has been my commitment since day one. And this is where we are because we alone cannot solve all the problems. And by the way, the partners and us together, we can do some amazing things.