HP said its chief technology officer Shane Robison will retire from November 1.
Robison currently serves as an executive vice president as well as chief strategy and technology officer and a member of HP’s executive council. He will not be replaced.
Robison has spent 11 years at HP and is the first major executive to depart since Meg Whitman replaced Leo Apotheker as chief executive in September.
He helped shaped the company’s corporate strategy and technology agenda. He has led many of the company’s largest merger and acquisition activities and R&D efforts.