Friday, October 01, 2010

HP Names Ex-SAP Chief Apotheker as CEO | John Paczkowski | Digital Daily | AllThingsD

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).

HP Names Ex-SAP Chief Apotheker as CEO | John Paczkowski | Digital Daily | AllThingsD

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