HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced that Regina E. Dugan, President and CEO of Wellcome Leap, a US non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating research and innovation for human health HPE’s board of directors was appointed, effective today. Dugan will also serve as a member of the Board’s Technology Committee.
Dugan, a former director of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), brings extensive experience developing innovative technologies to the board. She has led efforts to deliver breakthrough solutions throughout her career, working in the public and private sectors, including for technology companies such as Facebook (now Meta), Google and Motorola.
“Regina is an amazing technologist who oversaw the innovation engine for US national security before turning to product development at leading technology companies,” said Patricia Russo, CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “Our board and our company will benefit from her developer mentality and extensive engineering experience in increasingly important technology disciplines such as cybersecurity, cloud and artificial intelligence.”
Dugan is a globally recognized executive and technology developer with nearly 30 years of experience. She became CEO of Wellcome Leap in 2020 to develop the first-ever global version of DARPA to address the global challenges we face, starting with human health. Wellcome Leap builds and funds bold, unconventional programs aimed at increasing the number and speed of human health breakthroughs.
Dugan previously served as vice president of engineering at Facebook (before it became meta), vice president of engineering, advanced technology and products at Google, and senior vice president of advanced technology and projects at Motorola. She was the director of DARPA from 2009 to 2012 and was the first woman to lead the agency.
“Regina will be an asset to HPE as we accelerate the next-generation innovations that position our customers for the future and help us evolve into the edge-to-cloud company,” said Antonio Neri, Hewlett President and CEO PackardEnterprise. “Regina’s experience with emerging technologies will enhance our ability to deliver relevant solutions to our customers, enabling us to find even more advanced ways to unlock the value of their data.”
“Edge-to-cloud architectures are critical to competitiveness for so many businesses, and HPE’s products and services are designed for that future,” said Dugan. “It is an exciting time to join the Board.”
Dugan previously served on the boards of directors of Zynga, Inc., Varian Medical Systems, Inc, and Cruise LLC, a privately held company.
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