- Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced its new global CIO, Archana "Archie" Deskus on Thursday. Deskus previously served as CIO for Baker Hughes, Timex Corporation and United Technologies Corporation.
- She will report to HPE president, Antonio Neri, and is working on the company-wide HPE Next initiative. HPE Next is designed to streamline operations and create a net savings of about $800 million on a "run rate basis exiting fiscal year 2020," according to a company announcement.
- Deskus is replacing HPE's former CIO, Scott Spradley, who left to fill the role of CTO at Tyson Foods in June, according to a Tyson announcement.
In many cases, a change in technical leadership is reflective of a company's desire to change its IT strategy. However, Deskus' placement as HPE's CIO is a continuation of an initiative already underway.
Still, HPE is making continued progress in restructuring the company and its leadership. Neri was named president in June after previously serving as executive VP and GM of HPE's Enterprise Group.
Since Neri became president, HPE's Q3 revenue reached $8.2 billion, a 3% increase year-over-year. Part of HPE's Q3 success can be credited to its five acquisitions in 2017, including Cloud Technology Partners (CTP). CTP enables HPE to better offer hybrid IT consultation and diversify its offerings on AWS and Microsoft Azure.
The company is pushing to offer hybrid IT solutions, which includes new goods and services for AI adoption. The new line will offer customers a "cookbook" for deep learning and software for AI installation.