Henry retired in May 2015 as the Director for Applications and Visualization in the HP Labs Analytics Laboratory. He led teams exploring novel big data visualization (2D and 3D), cyber-physical solutions (industrial IoT), and big data analytic solutions. He hosted nearly over one hundred top HP customers interested in the new world of applied analytics, especially on how to define a value proposition for analytics and to derive an ROI. He also explored using executive customer visits as a way to mine for new business opportunities. His teams’ accomplishments are widely demonstrated in the presentations on HP’s The Machine by the HP CTO.
Immediately prior he was an associate director in the HP Labs Mobile & Immersive Experiences Lab. He led the HP Immersive 3D Entertainment program which provided a “like being there” panoramic 3D experience (from capture to display). His team worked with live sports, concerts, fashion and gaming. They recently 3D simulcast the Earth, Wind and Fire concert in Las Vegas and worked on the Marchesa Fashion Show during Fashion Week in New York. Henry helped provide technology transfer bridges between HP’s Personal Systems Group and HP Labs.
Henry’s team also has expanded the use of immersive technologies to look at war rooms, command and control centers, and analytics visualization suites. These systems are presently installed in HP Mission Control Centers and at the Newseum (Washington, D.C.) Their work concentrates on the last three meters between the decision maker and a vast and varied array of content with the goal of making decisions faster and more effective.
Prior to this role, he managed the Publishing Systems & Technologies Department in HP Labs in Palo Alto, Ca. They conducted research in novel methods and technologies that allow users to gain new value out of print and imaging. His department often worked directly with end customers to learn how their technologies can best be tailored to meet real world needs. Recent projects included novel printing and imaging for product anti-counterfeiting, cosmetic color advisory using cell phone cameras, and the HP Labs retail and retail banking solution systems.
Herny worked in solid state physics and image recognition while at Xerox PARC (1979-1994). While at Xerox, he also founded and led the Xerox Express Team which experimented customer co-innovation by bringing new technologies and technologists directly to Xerox customer’s business problems. He also had a startup company (Customers & Technologies, Inc.) that built system solutions for document management.
Henry holds degrees in nuclear physics from MIT ( ’77 S.B., ’79 S.M.).