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Posted: October 5, 2009
Nanotechnology panel discussion at Rusnanotech 09 features CEO of HP Russia
(Nanowerk News) Last year Owen Camp celebrated thirty years with HP. Beginning his career as an engineer in the Vienna office, thirty years later he became a vice-president of HP and CEO of HP Russia. Camp believes the secret of such an extended commitment to one company is his ability to continuously meet the company’s expectations and never stay in one place long enough to get bored.
Some of those expectations were realized by Owen Camp in Russia in 1995. Results from three years of hard work have actually exceeded all possible expectations. The Troika Project, contrived and realized by Camp, elevated HP to the top of the Russian market with nearly a threefold advantage over the immediate competition. Following such results, HP could not allow a successful manager with an out-of-the-box approach to business in the emerging market to get bored in one place. The HP Head Office proposed that Camp head the financial department of HP WW.
In 2004, Owen Camp returned to Russia. Once HP targeted the emerging markets in Brazil, Russia, India, and China for further development, they needed a man with the capabilities and fortitude to take charge of multimillion investments in the Russian market. With Owen Camp as CEO, HP opened 11 offices throughout the country (from Kalinigrad to Khabarovsk) and acquired a wide network of partners who still serve as a foundation for HP business in Russia. HP Russia places a lot of emphasis on investment in innovation, R&D, education, and culture. Additionally, HP provides all possible support to innovative trends and conducts development in high-quality computations, nanotechnology, information management, and other promising fields.
Camp explains much in his life by the phrase “This is interesting”. Interest has led him to always unpredictable Russia: “Here you never know what to expect.” The same interest led him to the emerging markets: “It’s like playing ice hockey. Rather than chase the puck, try to predict where it will be the next moment.” Interest has helped Owen Camp to build a brilliant career.
Owen Camp is looking forward to his participation in the Second Nanotechnology International Forum this week in Moscow. The Forum has become a signature event for nanoindustry, providing an opportunity for representatives of international business and government institutions, scientists and engineers to share their experience, network, establish and develop new forms of business relations.
Owen Camp will take part in a panel discussion on nanotechnology in electronics and photonics during which he will demonstrate HP latest products in this field and speak about development strategy for nanoindustry and research conducted at HP Labs.
Other participants discussing role of nanotechnology in electronics and photonics include Pavel Kashkarov, Deputy Director – Chief Academic Secretary, Kurchatov Institute (Russia); Alexei Kovsh, CTO, Innolume (Germany); Nikolay Ledentsov, Chairman of the Board, VI Systems GMBH (Germany); Valentin Gapontsev, Chairman of the Board, IPG Photonics (USA); Kamil Isaev, Marketing Director at Intel Russia and CIS; Konstantin Skryabin, Director, Bioengineering Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Norbert Fabricius, Secretary, TC 113 Nanotechnology Standardization for Electrical and Electronic Products and Systems, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) (Germany); Tomas Vit, Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe, TUV SUD Industrie Service GmbH (Germany); and Xing Zhu, Deputy Director, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of China.