Woman in Tech of the Week (11/30/16)
Wadad Kafka, Senior Director, EMEA Hybrid Cloud Consulting Business, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.
During the HPE Discover EU event this week in London, a struggling Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. announced spin-mergers, which had the company selling its non-core software business along with its OpenStack and Cloud Foundry assets. The company is now betting heavily on its digital transformation consulting business and partnerships to make up for its losses.
Whitman spoke at the event and explained the decision. “Earlier this year we made the decision to spin off and merge our non-core software assets with Micro Focus. We are not getting out of the software business. In fact, we are doubling down on software and infrastructure that is critical for businesses systems,” she explained.
With IDC reports indicating strong cloud IT infrastructure growth in the EMEA region with estimated market growth to reach $10.5 billion by 2020, HPE now offers European companies the services of its EMEA hybrid cloud consulting business. This arm of the company is providing roadmaps and strategies to organizations trying to transform in an ever-changing marketplace.
Wadad Kafka is the senior director for HPE’s EMEA hybrid cloud consulting business, and while attending HPE Discover EU in London, she sat down with theCUBE for an interview. She spoke with Dave Vellante (@dvellante) and Paul Gillin (@pgillin), co-hosts of theCUBE*, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, abpit her role at HPE and the trends she sees working side-by-side with the decision makers and implementers of change.
This week, theCUBE highlights Wadad Kafka in our Women in Tech feature.