HP Innovation Journal Issue 05: Winter 2016 | Page 2
I have a deep belief that innovation is culture.
For any enterprise to thrive, they must drive innovation into all aspects of
their culture. This certainly includes technology and products, but extends
beyond to areas such as Human Resources, Marketing, and day-to-day
business operations. Innovation is not something that can be driven sole-
ly from the top or from a single organization. It must become ingrained in
the very fabric of the culture. Each member of the organization should be
encouraged and empowered to look for creative solutions to customer,
product, or business challenges and opportunities.
I’m excited that this issue speaks to not only the “what” of innovation but
the “how.” How designing for innovations is approached in the business
strategy we implore, the culture we foster, the partnerships we establish,
and the world class products we create.
Each issue preserves a snapshot of a company that lives and breathes the
credo, “Keep Reinventing.” Each issue brings in new authors, with new ex-
amples of retooling and reimagining processes all over the company. In this
issue, we look at how an innovation mindset is shaping Human Relations.
At the unique challenges of security for Blended Reality. We check in with
our Partners, who help us infuse our established technologies with new
relevance, help us develop highly competitive solutions, and become central
players in the ecosystems that surround the Internet of Things, Wearables,
Data Analytics, and other emerging categories. And there’s a fascinating
look at the evolving role and nature of design at HP. All of that’s the tip of
the iceberg, really.
Interesting that as we celebrated the HP Labs’ 50th year of innovation this
past Fall, there’s never been a time so full of opportunity, so ready for change,
so dialed in to the future, so curious about expanding the possible. All I can
say is, watch this space, watch this company. There’s no stopping us now.
Chief Technology Officer
and Global Head of HP Labs
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