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What Do Two Grammy-Winning Artists and Four Adventurous Zoo Animals Have in Common? They Are All Coming to HP Discover 2012

(May 03, 2012)

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/03/12 -- HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced an all-star line-up for HP Discover 2012 that includes Don Henley, Sheryl Crow and the crew from the upcoming animated film "Madagascar 3."

The event's main-stage sessions will be emceed by comedian and actor Kunal Nayyar from the hit television series "The Big Bang Theory." Nayyar plays quirky astrophysicist Rajesh Koothrappali on the show, and also has been a guest star on "NCIS." In 2011, he co-hosted the "Tribute to Nerds" show with actor and comedian Simon Helberg at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal.

HP Discover 2012 attendees will also get a sneak peak of the adventures of Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippopotamus in "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted." The preview will take place on Tuesday, June 5, and will be hosted by Jeffrey Katzenberg, chief executive officer, DreamWorks Animation.

The four-day event will culminate on Thursday, June 7, with a concert by nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow, followed by multi-Grammy Award winner, Don Henley.

Sheryl Crow's debut album, the seven times platinum Tuesday Night Music Club, hit No. 3 and earned three Grammys -- Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance -- for the classic "All I Wanna Do." The album also featured the songs "Strong Enough," "Can't Cry Anymore," and "Leaving Las Vegas."

Best known as a founder of the legendary rock band the Eagles, as well as an influential solo artist, Don Henley has maintained an extraordinary commitment to music and to various philanthropic efforts throughout his career, including a dedication to environmental issues and artists' rights.

HP Discover 2012 will take place at the Venetian Hotel and Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas during the week of June 4. The event brings together the brilliance of HP engineers with the business smarts of more than 8,000 IT attendees to showcase the absolute latest IT innovations, solutions, case studies, trends and strategies to form key IT investment decisions.

Executive quote
"At HP Discover 2012, you will experience the ways in which HP can make technology work for you. We will showcase how HP's innovation and commitment to driving our customer successes makes the world work, as evidenced by our long-standing work with DreamWorks Animation that delivers huge box office hits -- like 'Madagascar 3.'"
-- Martin "Marty" Homlish, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, HP.

HP Discover 2012 highlights
Offering more than 800 business and technical sessions, HP Discover 2012 delivers technology that works through:

  • Keynotes from the company's leadership team.
  • Keynotes from industry experts and HP partners.
  • More than 350,000 square feet of the latest IT innovation at HP Discover Zone.
  • A social media zone where customers, HP executives and partners will meet and interact with industry bloggers and other influencers.
  • One-day Partner Summit on Monday, June 4, to showcase HP's solutions and strategic partner program direction for HP partners.


About HP
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