Is Vishal Sikka joining HPE as CTO after resigning from Infosys?

Infosys CEO Vishal SikkaNews reports suggest that Vishal Sikka, who resigned from Infosys as MD and CEO over tussle with founder NR Narayana Murthy, is likely to join Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) as chief technology officer (CTO).

Days before the resignation of the 50-year old Vishal Sikka, Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy had said Vishal Sikka was not fit for a CEO’s role he was rather good for a chief technology officer’s job at Infosys.

Vishal Sikka had based his office as Infosys top boss in Palo Alto in California’s Silicon Valley. Hewlett Packard Enterprise is also headquartered in PA.

Meg Whitman is the present chairman of the computer software and enterprise networking maker Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Meg Whitman had unsuccessfully contested in the California gubernatorial race in 2010 on a Republican party ticket.

Vishal Sikka setting up his office in Silicon Valley was seen as a bone of contention between founders and the board during the months long exchange of words. HPE did not find replace a replacement for chief technology officer Martin Fink.

Before joining Indian software major Infosys in August 2014, Vishal Sikka worked with Germany-based business software major SAP. Vishal Sikka holds a doctorate in artificial intelligence from Stanford, a qualification that makes him a top contender for the CTO’s job at HPE.