Feeds

Air Fiorina takes flight on Big Board

Proxy Cleopatra

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

3 Big data security analytics techniques

HP's CEO Carly Fiorina has been tapped as one of two new members joining The New York Stock Exchange's board.

The addition of Fiorina and Jeffrey Greenberg, CEO of Marsh & McLennan, brings the NYSE board member total to 21. The Big Board has been reorganizing its structure since word of former Chairman Dick Grasso's massive $188m pay package got out. The NYSE board has been split into two groups with one set of members handling regulatory issues and another set watching market issues.

Fiorina's presence will no doubt add a bit of humor to the boardroom. The NYSE brass can giggle over the 2002 voicemail in which Fiorina called for "something extraordinary" from her CFO to nudge investors in the right direction during HP's vicious proxy battle to buy Compaq.

Or the board could share a gut laugh over HP's own executive compensation.

NYSE CEO John Thain is clearly hoping for the best.

“The NYSE is privileged to have Carly and Jeff join our Board of Executives,” Thain said.  “We look forward to their contributions to the Exchange and believe their insights will be valuable.

Fiorina will have to work hard to clear her calendar for the NYSE duties. She is already helping President George put a man on the moon and also works in an advisory capacity for California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

It's lucky Fiorina has a little help gettiing around. ®

Related stories

Fiorina touts HP advances
HP staff told not to open Fiorina-A virus
HP failed Fortune test on purpose-memo
HP users cry foul at death of the open PC
HP declares war on sharing culture
HP would be better off without Compaq drain-Analyst
The new HP is ready for its next test

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Record labels sue Pandora over vintage song royalties
Companies want payout on recordings made before 1972
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Ex–Apple CEO John Sculley: Ousting Steve Jobs 'was a mistake'
Twenty-nine years later, post-Pepsi exec has flat-forehead moment
Number crunching suggests Yahoo! US is worth less than nothing
China and Japan holdings worth more than entire company
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.