PALO ALTO — HP Inc. is kicking off a week-long celebration of the 50th Anniversary of HP Labs, the company’s advanced research center dedicated to developing technology to improve the lives of people everywhere. Guided by visionaries in technology and social science, HP Labs is fueling the next wave of engineering innovation in 3D printing, immersive computing, hyper mobility, Internet of Things, microfluidics and more.
To celebrate the Labs’ founding in 1966, HP will host a livestreamed event via HP’s Digital Newsroom, News@HP, at 6 pm PDT Tuesday, September 27. Dion Weisler, HP President and CEO, and Shane Wall, Chief Technology Officer and Head of HP Labs, will discuss the company’s rich heritage and outline how HP is driving the next 50 years of innovation. Everyone, everywhere can virtually experience #Next50inTech events via News@HP, HP News on Periscope and Snapchat.
HP also will livestream a panel on how diversity is key to driving future innovation, hosted by Leena Rao from Fortune, Tracy Keogh, HP Chief Human Resources Officer, Stacy Brown Philpot, HP Board Member and TaskRabbit CEO, and Aida Alvarez, HP and Walmart Board Member and former administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration.
“Our founders set out to change the world by developing technology that would improve the lives of people everywhere,” HP’s Wall said. “To celebrate our 50th year, we are bringing a renewed openness to HP Labs and reflecting on how HP’s contributions will continue to propel growth and innovation so that we can keep reinventing far into the future.”
As part of the week-long celebration, HP will welcome journalists and influencers from around the world for a peek inside HP’s storied halls and to hear more about the mega trends shaping HP’s innovation strategy. Sessions will include:
- Reinventing the City: How rapid urbanization is shaping future cities and the impact that urbanization will have on societies, economies and the environment.
- The Next Industrial Revolution: How innovations in 3D printing are set to transform and disrupt manufacturing, supply chains and economies.
- Blended Reality: How technologies that blur the lines between the physical and digital worlds can improve lives at home and at work.
- Reinvention Today for a Better Tomorrow: Why a culture of innovation is essential to creating positive social impact.
Guests will enjoy exclusive HP Labs tours and a special visit to the original HP Garage, where it all began. For more information on today’s innovations and a complete history of HP innovations and HP’s founding, please visit the HP History page.