Highlights of the first year include:
• Disrupting the $12 trillion manufacturing industry with commercial 3D printing: HP introduced the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution, the world’s first production-ready 3D printing system. Strategic 3D printing partners include BMW, Nike, Autodesk, Johnson & Johnson and many others, all engaged in putting HP’s 3D printing technology to work for prototyping and parts production for automotive, aerospace, healthcare, consumer goods, and other applications.
• Disrupting the A3 copier category with superior ink and laser multifunction printing: As the global leader in A4 printing, HP introduced 16 new printing solutions for the $55 billion A3 market, which has long been dominated by complicated, complex and outdated copier technology. To accelerate disruption, HP announced a deal to acquire Samsung’s printer business for $1.05 billion, which is expected to close in the second half of 2017.
• Delivering award-winning products that dazzle in performance and design: Beginning with the Best of Show at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, HP introduced a steady procession of award-winning products in both Printing and Personal Systems. Examples include the Elite x3 that converts seamlessly into both a laptop and desktop; the Spectre 13, the world’s thinnest notebook computer; the HP Pavilion Wave and the HP Elite Slice, which prove that desktop computers can be small, sleek and modular, and no longer have to be hidden under a desk; and Sprocket, a pocket-sized printer that instantly prints sticky-backed photos from a smartphone.
• Delivering a premium lineup of products that aims to “beat Apple at its own game”: The Premium family of products will make you stop in your tracks and admire them. The premium lineup combines computing power with best-in class audio-visual technology for media experiences that amaze. In time for the holidays, HP recently revamped its flagship premium consumer x360 convertible, featuring a near zero border display in a design that is 13% thinner and 11% lighter. In addition, the company launched next-gen HP ENVY laptop and the redesigned HP ENVY AIO 27.
• Delivering next generation gaming, Blended Reality, and more: HP supercharged the premium gaming lineup with a reinvented OMEN brand, and brought the future into education with its innovative Sprout and Sprout 3D desktop creation stations.
• Celebrating 50 years of innovation at HP Labs: HP Labs, the birthplace of desktop computing, pocket calculators, thermal inkjet printers and other iconic products, celebrated its 50th year not just by looking back at its many achievements, but also by providing insight into research and emerging technologies like Blended Reality, Immersive Computing, 3D Printing, and digital security. HP also formed HP Tech Ventures, a new corporate venture arm that invests in and creates partnerships with startups that are aligned with HP’s emerging technology areas.
• Reinventing an iconic brand with emotional connection: The value created by marketing is in developing a brand that stands the test of time. HP’s brand is being built with purpose: to have a meaningful impact on people’s lives; to build strong emotional connections based on tangible proof points; and to behave with integrity of words and actions.
• Championing diversity and inclusion, within the company and across the industry: Commitment to diversity - of thought, experience, race, ethnicity, gender, and perspective —starts at the highest levels of the company. HP deliberately assembled one of Silicon Valley’s — and corporate America’s — most diverse Boards of Directors.
• Embracing corporate responsibility and sustainability: HP committed to use 100% renewable energy sources in all its operations, beginning with a pledge to reach 40% by 2020. As part of President Barack Obama’s Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, HP committed to opening new HP Learning Studios in the Middle East to give refugee students access to the latest education technology, and to provide adults with the opportunity to learn essential business and IT skills. Altogether, HP has committed more than $1 million in technology and training support to help refugees and alleviate poverty in the coming year.