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>> We are living in an age of relentless disruptive change.>> She's one of the most powerful women in business, and she's got her next big gig lined up, as the new head of mobile video startup, NewTV. The departing HPE CEO will join DreamWorks cofounder, Jeffrey Katzenberg, who started the new media firm, which plans to make Hollywood style short form videos for mobile use.
Whitman previously served on the board of DreamWorks Animation with Katzenberg, but it's unclear what she can bring to mobile video. This isn't the first time she's jumped head first into a nascent sector, though. In 1998, Whitman took over eBay in its early stages and turned it into a multi billion dollar business.
Whitman engineered the biggest breakup in corporate history during her 6 years at Hewlett Packard, splitting the company into HPE and PC and printer business, HP Incorporated, in 2015. This summer, rumors swore that Whitman might become Uber's next CEO, after she gave a presentation to the ride hailing company's board.
But she publicly denied interest in the job. Whitman announced, in November, she would step down from her role as CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where she has one week left in the job. She starts at NewTV on March 1st.