3.28.2007

Prepare for the Tornado!


It's been a few months since we were acquired by Hewlett Packard and I'm sure some of you are wondering what's happening on the inside. Many of us have been working 18 hours a day to get our portfolio loaded, and our teams have been working so well together it's like we were separated at birth.

I am absolutely blown away with the technology that we have available to us within HP. We could literally wallpaper the place with all of the quality registered patents in our portfolio.

The talented people within HP Labs have sighted some key research that would impress even the most hardcore gamer. There is tons of passion and energy there and I'm impressed with how the various groups work together - they make their research exciting!

Honestly, I didn't expect this when the acquisition was announced. If you are a techie like me then working at HP is a freaking dream. I have been overwhelmed, and the ideas keep flowing – and the funnel is overflowing.

So, on April 4th we will be demonstrating just some of the advanced research for computer gaming as we host an exclusive, by invitation only, gaming summit in the bay area. Shane Robison, Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy & Technology Officer, is hosting the event and I am doing the keynote.

We will also have representatives from HP labs who will give the attendees a chance to test drive some of the technology we’re showcasing. I will be conducting a panel with a few key members from our industry -- it should be very interesting.

So, get ready for the tornado – and if you’re one of our competitors, take cover soon, because the pain train is about to board.

7 comments:

Kempton said...

Hi Rahul, I look forward to reading some more of your insider account of these HP technologies when they become public. If they are as exciting as your talked about, it should be a lot of fun.

Susie Wee said...

Rahul: I can speak for myself and my team in HP Labs- We love having you and VooDoo in HP! We respect and embrace the VooDoo spirit and we are making it part of our culture. You made our underground gamers come alive and you're making our non-gamers turn into gamers! Our researchers are thinking hard about the gaming opportunities for their technologies and about the technology needs for gaming! I think HP+VooDoo is a winning a combination!

Jeremy said...

Very exciting. Where can we look for coverage of these technology previews?

Diego said...

Rahul,

Is there a place where HP employees can read about the new technologies, services, platforms, etc. that HP and VooDoo are creating? It is certainly exciting to read about the collaboration between the two entities.

Czar of Innovation said...

i had been to the Voodoo section internal to HP but was not able to find anything much. I am eagerly waiting to read on the Voodoo Future Platforms.

Anonymous said...

It's late in the afternoon of the 4th and no sign of the "tornado", just clear skies. Wouldn't we expect to see a online magazine/blogger comment by now if there was anything to this?

Rahul Sood said...

It's late in the afternoon of the 4th and no sign of the "tornado", just clear skies. Wouldn't we expect to see a online magazine/blogger comment by now if there was anything to this?

Well, we had over 40 key members of the media at our event, it was a real success! We essentially set the context for what's to come. You can always ask Jayson what he thought too ;)