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Ralph Loura

Ralph Loura

Ralph Loura

CIO, Enterprise Group, Hewlett-Packard

Biography

Ralph Loura joined Hewlett-Packard in July 2014 as CIO for Enterprise Group, Global Sales
Operations, and HP Labs. Ralph’s objective is to help shape go-to-market strategies
through world-class processes, tools, and data that identify opportunities for HP’s
Enterprise Group. He believes all IT functions should serve as value creators rather than
cost centers, and that the path to value comes from business outcomes tied to user
experience.

Before joining HP Ralph most recently spent several years as SVP and CIO of The Clorox
Company where he took IT from an underperforming cost center to an organization that
is closely involved with supporting company strategy. Ralph has with a wealth of
experience and an understanding of the enterprise systems space, having served in IT
leadership roles at Cisco, Symbol, and AT&T Bell Laboratories.

He is well respected in the industry and among his peers, having been recognized as
Consumer Goods Technology CIO of the Year 2013, a Top 10 Breakaway Leader by Evanta
in 2012 and a Computerworld Premier 100 IT leader in 2012. In January 2015 Ralph was
named one of HuffPost Tech’s Top 100 Social CIOs, and in July 2015 RobertHalf and
LeadTail counted him among the 20 people most Retweeted by IT leaders.

Ralph holds a master’s degree in computer science from Northwestern University and a
B.S. degree in computer science-mathematics from Saint Joseph’s College. He serves on
industry boards including the Technology Business Management Council and still finds
time to support non-profit boards, such as Big Brothers & Big Sisters of the Bay Area and
Alameda County Community Food Bank. When he’s not working Ralph enjoys time with
his wife and four children, bikes 30-40 miles most weekends, and makes his own wine – a
true renaissance CIO.

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