Press Release: November 02, 2017
Topics: Innovation

HP Celebrates Anniversary with Future Powered by Reinvention Event and Announces Plans for 2018 Megatrends Research

IDEO, Wisdom VC, SoundHound and other thought leaders discuss how technology is shaping the future and reinventing how we create, protect and explore

PALO ALTO, Calif. – November 2, 2017 – Today, HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) celebrates its second anniversary by hosting leaders from Silicon Valley’s technology, business and academic communities to discuss what society needs today while focusing on what's next to identify, create and develop novel experiences for tomorrow.

With breakthroughs from HP’s Labs now taking shape in Virtual and Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, 3D Printing and digital manufacturing, HP is reimagining new possibilities in the way people design and create, secure and protect, sustain and explore.

“We are delighted to host leaders from Silicon Valley who are breaking new ground to celebrate our second year as a new company, showcase companies changing industries and the way we view technology today,” said Shane Wall, HP CTO and Global Head of Labs. "This event provides us with a rare opportunity to share a glimpse of emerging technologies from our Labs which are destined to impact the human experience.”

The Future Powered by Reinvention

HP’s Future Powered by Reinvention will be held in Palo Alto, offering a tour of HP’s Labs and an experiential 360 4K dome showcasing how technology powers expeditions for the benefit of life on earth and in orbit. Highlights include:

  • HP announces new initiative with NASA, showcasing the power of print innovation on earth and in orbit.
  • HP's CTO Shane Wall and R&D for NASA Ron Stephens discuss zero gravity workflow excellence.
  • Thought leadership panel on the role of innovation in shaping our experiences today and tomorrow.
  • Intent to publish new megatrends research in early 2018. 

The panel, moderated by Fast Company, will highlight important technologies influencing the human experience today – and which ones will be most important the next 5-10 years - translating technology into everyday life.

Speakers include:

  • David Webster, Partner and Director of IDEO’s Product and Technology Practice
  • Josh Kauffman, Founder of Wisdom.VC
  • Rachel Sibley, Futurist, (Former VP Product/Design Leap Motion)
  • Katie McMahon, VP and GM, SoundHound
  • Chandrakant Patel, Chief Engineer and Senior Fellow, HP Inc

HP’s commitment to creating experiences that amaze will continue to enrich humanity today and drive socio- economic progress by reinventing for a future that promises to look very different than today.  

For more information about HP’s Future Powered by Reinvention event, visit here. Join the conversation using #KeepReinventing.

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