/// Strategy Chief Shane Robison to Retire From Hewlett-Packard
In the first significant management change since Meg Whitman became its CEO, Hewlett-Packard just announced minutes ago that Shane Robison, its chief strategy and technology officer, will be retiring from the company effective Nov. 1. HP said he won’t be replaced. Robison’s brief had been to oversee strategy at HP’s research arm, HP Labs, run by Prith Banerjee , reported up through him. And as head of strategy and corporate development, he was also in charge of mergers and acquisitions. His official bio gives him credit as the principal architect of numerous of HP’s larger deals, including its 2002 merger with Compaq, and the acquisitions of Mercury Interactive, Opsware, EDS and 3Com.