Liveblog: Whitman kicks off HP Global Partner Conference

HP CEO Meg Whitman

HP CEO Meg Whitman

LAS VEGAS — HP CEO Meg Whitman holds court with 2,000-plus of the companies top global partners Tuesday afternoon, formally kicking off the company’s annual Global Partner Conference here.

On the agenda: an update on the company’s progress in focusing on solutions, some pretty radical changes to the company’s all-encompassing worldwide PartnerOne channel program, and a look back at Whitman’s first full year at the helm.

I’m currently set up in Press Row for the keynotes, which should begin shortly after 1:40 pm Pacific time. Join me after the jump for as-it-happens accounts of the event.