Print in the Channel - issue #13


Hewlett Packard Enterprise announces Neil MacDonald as leader of HPC & AI business segment

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced an expanded leadership role for Neil MacDonald, who has been appointed to lead the company’s HPC & AI business segment in addition to leading its Compute business. Neil will continue to report to president and chief executive officer, Antonio Neri, and each business segment will continue to report its financial results independently. In his new role as the executive vice president and general manager of Compute and HPC & AI, Neil will lead the team in accelerating HPE’s AI strategy by scaling cloud and software solutions with strong integration of HPE GreenLake. Additionally, the company announced that Hewlett Packard Labs will now move to reporting to Fidelma Russo, HPE’s chief technology officer. “The HPC and AI business is critical to our ongoing strategy,” said Antonio. “Neil’s engineering background and expertise in silicon and AI, combined with his decades of proven leadership experience and passion for customer-driven innovation make him uniquely suited to lead this team. “Neil’s technical acumen, vision and passion for advancing HPE’s unique IP in supercomputing, AI infrastructure technologies, and our AI software platform

will strengthen the role we can play in our customers’ most critical transformations.” Notably, under Neil’s leadership, the Compute business recently expanded its strategic collaboration with NVIDIA to enhance HPE’s Compute portfolio and build a turnkey enterprise computing solution for GenAI to target a growing market. “AI and supercomputing are ground- breaking technologies that will soon transform every business and fuel next generation innovations that will fundamentally change the world,” said Neil. “I’m deeply committed to continue fostering the mission of our HPC & AI business and lead this incredibly talented team that’s dedicated to solving our

Neil MacDonald

customer’s most complex problems.” Prior to joining HPE’s predecessor, Hewlett-Packard Company, Neil was

commercial manager at Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre where he helped bring the transformational benefits of massively parallel supercomputing to industrial and commercial customers. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Artificial Intelligence with Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh, as well as an MBA from San Jose State University.

Epson appoints Florence Myon as European service director standardising solutions across markets as well as developing new European delivery platforms. “As Epson moves to further develop its

Epson Europe has appointed Florence Myon as European service director. Her appointment comes as the organisation looks to advance service solutions and shift function to support extended product life and servicing. Florence joins Epson from HP Enterprise where she held global roles spanning a number of years in finance and service development and delivery, supporting warranty package creation and roll out. Within Epson Florence will be responsible for customer support and interaction as well as service solutions development and delivery. The appointment will see Epson

sustainability credentials, extending product life cycles through increased warranty and service support will be critical,” said Florence. “These services will encourage re-use and product longevity, reducing end-of -life management demands and maximising resources. “I’m very much looking forward to working with the existing teams to further develop the solutions already available as well as working to develop new ones.”

Florence Myon


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