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HP Appoints New Director for Research Lab in India

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HWP) today named Dr. Srinivasan Ramani director of HP Labs India. Ramani will be responsible for leading the growth of a new research unit focused on innovation for emerging economies, developing and managing the lab's research agendas and promoting HP Labs India as a world-class and world-renowned research organization.

Headquartered in Bangalore, HP Labs India's mission will be to generate innovations targeted at the world's emerging economies by understanding relevant social, cultural, economic and technological drivers. The research conducted will also help HP's World e-Inclusion efforts - a business initiative with a social mission to bridge the digital divide and broaden access to social and economic opportunities in traditionally underserved markets.

Ramani comes to HP from Silverline Technologies Ltd., where he served as director of research and development. He will continue to serve as a member of its advisory board. Ramani is the executive vice president of the International Council for Computer Communication, a position he has held since 1999. He also serves on the United Nations High-level Panel of Advisors in Information and Communications Technologies.

Earlier in his career, Ramani served as president of the Computer Society of India and as chairman of the board of directors of the Commonwealth Network on Information Technology for Development. He was also the founding director at the National Centre for Software Technology in India.

A citizen and resident of India, Ramani holds a Ph.D in electrical engineering, specializing in computer science. He was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Dataquest last year.

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