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HP Hires Software Industry Pioneer as Marketing Vice President

Katherine Glassey to Advance HP's Adaptive Management Strategy and Global Software Brands
PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 16, 2003

HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced that Katherine Glassey has joined the company as vice president of marketing for HP's software global business unit. Co-founder of Brio Technology, Inc., Glassey is widely recognized as one of the pioneers in the data warehousing and client/server-based decision support industry.

In her role, Glassey will be responsible for communicating the company's vision of an adaptive management strategy: how HP software products and services help customers cut IT costs, consolidate IT systems and highly align those systems with business processes to enable more agile responses to today's business challenges.

Glassey will report to Nora Denzel, senior vice president, HP Software Global Business Unit.

"We are delighted to have a person of Katherine's stature in the software industry join our team," said Denzel. "Katherine's leadership abilities, accomplishments and strategic and marketing skills well position her as a key player in helping HP continue its momentum as a leader in management software, services and software for network and service providers, as well as in taking us to leadership roles in emerging software spaces."

"I am excited to be working with HP's outstanding global software team and to be raising market awareness that HP's leading suite of networking and systems management offerings are the rock solid foundation of its adaptive management platform," said Glassey. "I look forward to helping HP take advantage of its unique opportunity to establish itself as the CIO's trusted advisor by delivering on the promise of measurable business benefits and a significant return on investment in information technologies."

Glassey joins HP from Foundation Capital in Menlo Park, Calif., where she served as executive in residence. Before that, she held various executive positions at Brio Technology, including chief strategy officer, chief technology officer and executive vice president. At Brio she was responsible for the company's vision, mission, strategy and positioning -- principally oriented towards creating innovative and appealing products that exceed customer requirements and anticipate market trends. Glassey led Brio's development into an internationally known business intelligence software company reaching $150 million in revenue.

Before co-founding Brio, Glassey created and managed application development and consulting organizations for Metaphor Computer Systems, where she co-developed and refined the practical principles of the Star Schema design and managed the development of applications for Metaphor's most demanding customers.

Glassey began her career as a senior consultant with the management consulting division of Ernst & Young. During that time, she co-founded the microcomputer-based Decision Support Systems Group, the charter of which was to use PCs to enable end-users to make decisions based on corporate data.

Glassey holds a bachelor's degree in operations research from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.

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