Naresh Shanker is Chief Information Officer of HP where he leads the company’s global IT strategy and operations. His responsibilities include application development, data management, technology infrastructure, data center operations and telecommunication networks to enable the company’s digital transformation.
Naresh’s experience within the IT industry spans more than 25 years and incorporates supporting a wide range of industries including high-tech manufacturing, semiconductor, medical, life sciences and software businesses. He has also led and executed large scale software implementations, outsourcing, mergers and acquisitions, and has established offshore IT and manufacturing operations.
Most recently, Naresh was Vice President and CIO of the HP Printing & Personal Systems Group, which included IT responsibilities for engineering and globally deploying Supply Chain, HP.com, Marketing, Communications and Big Data/Analytics solutions.
Prior to joining HP’s Printing and Personal Systems Group, Naresh was Vice President and CIO for Palm, Inc., where he had management responsibility for the IT strategy and all of the company’s IT assets. In addition, Naresh was instrumental in launching the webOS products and platform to enable the App Catalog, mobile commerce and cloud services, as well as webOS.com e-commerce operations.
Prior to joining Palm, Naresh was responsible for managing Agilent Technologies’ enterprise business solutions organization, delivering customer-facing and supply chain solutions worldwide.
Naresh began his career at HP in the Medical Products Group, where he led the GBU’s IT team that was responsible for delivering applications and infrastructure solutions and services worldwide, as well as integrating acquisitions into the business. He also was instrumental in establishing a joint venture manufacturing center in Qingdao, China.
Naresh earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.