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Justin Hotard

Justin Hotard

EVP & General Manager, High Performance Computing & Artificial Intelligence

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Twitter: @justinhotard

Justin leads HPE’s High Performance Computing (HPC) & Artificial Intelligence (AI) business group. The HPC & AI teams provide crucial digital transformation and artificial intelligence capabilities to customers who are involved in addressing some of the world’s most complex problems through data intensive workloads. The HPC & AI portfolio includes the HPE Cray EX, HPE Cray AI Development Environment, HPE Apollo, HPE Superdome Flex, and HPE NonStop solutions.

Justin’s business also includes Hewlett Packard Labs, the central applied research group for the company, established in 1966 by founders Bill Hewlett and David Packard.

While at HPE, Justin previously served as president & managing director of HPE Japan. In that role, he was responsible for all people and business operations in Japan, overseeing HPE's activity in the region to drive growth across the full portfolio of hardware, software, and services. Justin also previously led the Compute Global Business Unit, overseeing the product portfolio and R&D for HPE’s industry standard server portfolio, as well as the go-to-market strategy for the OEM, Service Provider, and Telecommunications segments. Most recently, Justin led pan-HPE transformation efforts to accelerate the company’s as-a-service pivot.

Prior to joining HPE in 2015, Justin was president of NCR Small Business where he scaled the company’s Cloud POS business growing its subscription revenue 10x in under 2 years. At NCR, he also oversaw over $3.5B in acquisitions as vice president of Corporate Development and served as the general manager of NCR Entertainment where he grew the business before selling it to Outerwall, Inc. Before NCR, he held corporate development and operating positions at Symbol Technologies and Motorola, Inc.

Justin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Business Administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Recent Events and Presentations

September 15, 2022

A New Frontier: Leveraging U.S. High-Performance Computing Leadership in an Exascale Era

Watch ITIF's event at the Dirksen Senate Office Building (SD-562) as it released a new report exploring the promise of HPC in the exascale era, examining some of the latest cutting-edge applications of HPC, and articulating steps policymakers should take to keep the United States at the leading-edge of this highly globally competitive, yet truly foundational information technology.

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