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Hogan heads for HP

HP has named Thomas Hogan as the new boss of its software division. Hogan replaces Nora Denzel, who resigned in late 2005. Hogan boasts 24 years experience in the software industry and spent the last four years as CEO at enterprise content management vendor Vignette.

HP has named Thomas Hogan as the new boss of its software division. Hogan replaces Nora Denzel, who resigned in late 2005. Hogan boasts 24 years experience in the software industry and spent the last four years as CEO at enterprise content management vendor Vignette.

Hogan will join HP as senior VP of HP’s technology solutions group (TSG), reporting into Ann Livermore, executive VP of TSG. “Tom is a seasoned software leader with a strong business track record,” said Livermore. “His deep domain expertise makes him an ideal leader for our software business and a great addition to the HP team.”

Prior to joining Vignette as president and COO in 2001, Hogan spent two years at CRM vendor Siebel in the role of senior VP of worldwide sales and operations. Hogan’s CV also includes a 17-year stint at IBM where he held a number of positions in areas such as sales, marketing and finance.

Hogan has taken on a challenge with TSG as HP’s software business goes head-to-head with industry heavyweights such as Computer Associates and IBM in the IT management space. For its fiscal year ending October 2005, HP’s software business posted operating losses of US$59m on sales of US$1.07 billion.

Hogan is no stranger to the Middle East, visiting Dubai in the summer of 2005 to meet with some of Vignette’s major partners and customers in the region.

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