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June 3, 2013: John Hinshaw, Executive Vice President, Technology and Operations of Hewlett-Packard

Among other topics, John discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:
  • His unique purview of responsibilities as EVP of Technology & Operations, and how his previous business experiences and skills have lent themselves to this role
  • How he uses technology to help the different business units to make a direct P&L impact
  • The unique culture and pace of innovation at HP, and how those relate to his past experiences at Boeing and Verizon
  • How and why he has been successful in planning and building great IT leadership teams
  • Eye on Trends: the innovations that HP is making in a variety of exploding realms. He foresees an even larger growth of the use of mobile and social technologies, and talks about the advantages of smaller and cheaper data centers

John Hinshaw’s Biography

John is the executive vice president of Technology & Operations at Hewlett-Packard. He oversees company operations including global information technology, global sales operations, global procurement, global business shared services, global real estate, and global security. John is a member of the company’s Executive Council and serves on the Ethics and Compliance Committee.

Prior to Hewlett-Packard, John spent 4 ½ years at The Boeing Company, most recently leading the Information Solutions business unit. He was also Boeing’s Chief Information Officer and led their company-wide corporate initiative on Information Management and Information Security.

Prior to Boeing, John spent 14 years at Verizon where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Verizon Wireless. He also held a number of key positions focused on enabling business growth, reducing costs and improving business productivity. Earlier in his career, John also served as a consultant with Accenture.

John is a member of the board of directors at the National Academy Foundation, an organization dedicated to preparing young people for college and career success and fostering partnerships between the business and education communities to provide opportunities to underserved students.

John holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in computer information systems from James Madison University

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview