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Welcome to the Discover Performance blog, a resource for enterprise IT leaders who share a passion for performing better. Here you’ll find strategic insights and best practices from your peers as well as from HP’s own practitioners who help others define, measure and achieve better IT performances.

Moving toward an infinitely safer food and drug supply chain

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Peter Gadd, HP Software PSO Cloud Services Director, HP Software Professional Services, is responsible for worldwide sales and service of HP PSO’s Cloud Service offerings. His role at HP has been to successfully take a number of innovative cloud-based services to market to help organizations solve real-world problems, many of which can have significant impacts on the brand and security of their products.

 

His background is predominantly in customer-facing roles in the IT industry, where he has held senior-level positions over a 20-year career. During this time he also spent five years as a management consultant, focusing on delivering business and technology solutions to a range of market sectors. Peter is based in HP’s Bracknell (UK) office, and can be contacted at peter.gadd@hp.com.

 

There are few more stark visual contrasts I can think of than that between the elegant Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C., and a non-governmental organisation’s field operations in sub-Saharan Africa. In my job, I am privileged to have a view of both.

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How anti-counterfeiting and authentication can help you revolutionize your supply chain

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Peter Gadd, HP Software PSO Cloud Services Director, HP Software Professional Services, is responsible for worldwide sales and service of HP PSO’s Cloud Service offerings. His role at HP has been to successfully take a number of innovative cloud-based services to market to help organizations solve real-world problems, many of which can have significant impacts on the brand and security of their products.

 

His background is predominantly in customer-facing roles in the IT industry, where he has held senior-level positions over a 20-year career. During this time he also spent five years as a management consultant, focusing on delivering business and technology solutions to a range of market sectors. Peter is based in HP’s Bracknell (UK) office, and can be contacted at peter.gadd@hp.com.

 

I spend a great deal of time in discussion with the researchers at HP’s Cloud Innovation Centre in Galway, Ireland, and consulting with customers of HP’s Global Product Authentication Service (GPAS) to ensure they are getting the most out of it. We are constantly looking for ways to evolve the service to meet customer needs. GPAS is a cloud-based solution that allows enterprises to quickly and securely generate unique codes that can be stored within a QR Code or GS1 Data Matrix and used to label products. End customers can then authenticate a product by scanning the code with a smart phone or visiting a website to confirm that the item is the real thing; the ability to text a code for authentication is also possible where 3G networks are not available.

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