HP appoints new senior VP of global IT

Former Wal-Mart exec to head IT teams for outsourcing department
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HP has appointed former Wal-Mart exec Linda Dillman as senior vice president of its global information technology division.

Dillman will lead the IT teams responsible for HP’s outsourcing services business and a newly-created group supporting global functions such as finance, corporate administration and shared services, real estate and human resources.

Prior to joining HP, Dillman was executive vice president of benefits and risk management for Wal-Mart Stores, where she previously held positions including chief information officer and vice president of applications development. She was among Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women every year from 2003 to 2007 and has won awards including the 2005 Women in Leadership Award at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

Dillman will report to Randy Mott, HP’s executive vice president and chief information officer. Speaking about the appointment, Mott said: “Linda is an exceptional leader who makes a great addition to the global IT team for HP. She has broad IT and business experience, from integrations related to acquisitions to aligning global applications development to business priorities, and a passion for serving customers.”

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