People to Watch 2018

Antonio Neri
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

On Feb. 1, 2018, Antonio Neri took over as Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, succeeding Meg Whitman. This is the first time in almost two decades that the company now known as HPE is being helmed by an engineer. Neri is a staunch advocate of high-performance computing; as Executive Vice President and General Manager of HPE’s Enterprise Group, he personally spearheaded the purchase of SGI. By many accounts, HPE is on the rise and it’ll be interesting to watch how he navigates it going forward.

During his nearly 23 years at the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Antonio has held numerous leadership positions. Most recently, he led HPE’s Enterprise Group, which included the company’s server, networking, storage and technology services business units. Prior to HPE’s separation from HP, Neri ran HP’s server and networking business, where he was responsible for bringing new innovations to market and the execution of the go-to-market strategy. Before that, Neri led HP’s technology services business, which provided technology support and consulting services for HP’s products and solutions. Neri spent the earlier part of his career in various engineering and leadership roles in HP’s printing and personal systems business units.

Neri led the strategy, development and introduction of many breakthrough innovations at HP and HPE, including: HPE Apollo, the industry leading high performance compute platform; HPE Superdome X, the world’s most scalable and modular in-memory computing platform; HPE Synergy, the world’s first composable infrastructure platform; HPE Cloudline, HPE’s server portfolio designed for service providers who need fast deployment, flexible operation, and low total cost of ownership; and, HPE Moonshot, the first software-defined compute platform. He was also responsible for HPE’s acquisitions and integrations of Aruba Networks, SGI, SimpliVity, Niara, Rasa Networks, Nimble Storage, Cloud Cruiser and Cloud Technology Partners.

He currently serves as a director of Anthem Inc.

Neri graduated from Escuela Nacional de Educación Técnica in Argentina and attended the Universidad Tecnólgica Nacional. He is also a Professor of Drawing and Painting.

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