HPE CEO Antonio Neri: 5 Bold Statements At HPE’s Securities Analyst Meeting
Joseph F. Kovar
HPE President and CEO Antonio Neri told analysts at the annual meeting that the COVID-19 pandemic - combined with digital transformation - is making HPE a more attractive company for customers navigating the new normal.
Building For The Future
The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent work-from-home move has compounded an already challenging IT environment caused by digital transformation and the shift away from on-premises infrastructures to the cloud.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise President and CEO Antonio Neri told analysts at the company’s annual securities analyst meeting that those trends play into the hands of HPE, and outlined what his company is doing to ensure it is on the forefront of the technology businesses need to survive and then thrive in the face of the challenges.
This year, because of the pandemic, HPE held its securities analyst meeting virtually instead of its normal face-to-face meeting on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
“We welcome you to our first-ever virtual securities analyst meeting,” Neri said. “We are broadcasting live from San Jose, Calif., observing the social distancing and health protocols established by Santa Clara County. The world as we knew it a mere year ago is vastly different. 2020 has tested global markets, customers, employees and all of us in ways we could never have imagined. The pandemic has created lasting and permanent changes in the way we operate.”
The pandemic has served as a catalyst for making digital transformation a critical and strategic priority for enterprises and for driving increased customer demand for secure connectivity, remote work solutions and data analytics capabilities, and creating a significant opportunity for HPE, Neri said.
“This is why we are advancing our strategy by aligning resources to critical core businesses and areas of growth that accelerate our ability to meet these increased customer needs,” he said.