I guess Charles Phillips was busy, so HP had to settle for Ray Lane’s historical Oracle insights.
And, in a jab at Oracle–which hired former HP CEO Mark Hurd after his ouster–it tapped Ray Lane, a former president and COO at Oracle (ORCL), as its non-executive chairman of the board. Lane is currently a managing partner at VC powerhouse Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
Interesting choices. Particularly, Apotheker who was pushed out of SAP this past Feburary after less than a year on the job. (He served as co-CEO with Henning Kagermann for a few years prior).