VP & CIO, Enterprise Group & WW Sales Operations
Ralph Loura joined Hewlett-Packard in July 2014 as CIO for Enterprise Group and Global Sales Operations. A believer in IT’s ability to drive business outcomes, Loura’s objective is to help shape go-to-market strategies through world-class processes, tools, and data that identify opportunities for HP’s Enterprise Group. Loura advocates tight integration with the user community to identify underlying business needs and deliver simple, straightforward, user-friendly solutions while driving operational simplicity and removing complexity and cost.
Ralph comes to HP after several years as SVP and CIO of The Clorox Company where he took IT from an underperforming cost center to an organization that is closely involved with supporting company strategy. Ralph has with a wealth of experience and an understanding of the enterprise systems space, having served in IT leadership roles at Cisco, Symbol, and AT&T Bell Laboratories. In 2012, Computerworld named Loura one of its 2012 Premier 100 IT leaders; and in 2013, Consumer Goods Technology named him CIO of the Year. Ralph holds a master’s degree in computer science from Northwestern University and a B.S. degree in computer science-mathematics from Saint Joseph’s