Hewlett Packard Spain announced in early March the opening of a new center in Valencia, dedicated to the development of innovative technologies and software solutions that should ” revolutionize strategic industrial sectors”according to the company. The company does not specify the number of employees who will be integrated into the center, but they will be required to have knowledge in the development of cloud applications and artificial intelligence.
In 1934, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard met at Stanford University where they became friends. In 1938, they rented a small garage in Pablo Alto, California and started working there before creating their company the following year, in fact, the first start-up in Silicon Valley. Since 2007, the famous garage has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The two friends had very little money and therefore few tools to work with, but they nevertheless developed an oscillator that interested the Disney studios for their film Fantasia. The company never stopped innovating and went on to create computers, scientific calculators, printers, peripherals and to continue perfecting them.
Then become a global company, HP will be divided into two separate entities in 2015: HP Inc and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) servers, software, business services).
HPE, an edge-to-cloud company, offers open and intelligent technology solutions delivered as a service covering compute, storage, software, intelligent edge, high-performance computing and mission-critical solutions to help customers develop new business models, embark on new paths and increase operational performance while HP Inc focuses on designing, manufacturing and marketing computers and printing equipment.
The Valencia Center
The pandemic underscored the importance of innovation and technology that enabled society and businesses to quickly adapt to a new digital reality and develop new business models that have helped drive economic recovery. This new center dedicated to the development of technology and software solutions will integrate profiles related to information technology with knowledge in cloud application development, artificial intelligence and software quality. The employees will work in a flexible, multicultural and international environment, in HP’s clear commitment to integrating diverse and inclusive talent into the organization. They will complement the team of 3,000 employees that the company has in Spain. Daniel Martínez, general manager of HP’s large format printing business, said:
“We are delighted with the opening of this center, which reinforces our commitment to innovation and will allow us to develop revolutionary solutions for our customers. We want Valencia to become a center of software excellence for HP that combines innovation, creativity and talent. We will develop a value proposition for strategic industry sectors and have top professionals who will drive the digital transition beyond our borders.”
In its desire to recruit the best talent and continue to promote commitment to studies in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) field, the company has created a chair with the Polytechnic University of Valencia.