HP CTO of Global Gaming Rahul Sood steps down | webOS Nation

HP CTO of Global Gaming Rahul Sood steps down

by Dieter Bohn Mon, 15 Nov 2010 2:17 pm EST

Rahul Sood

HP's CTO of Global Gaming and one of the chief evangelists for webOS in the company, Rahul Sood, has announced in "the most difficult letter I have ever written" that he's stepping down from HP. webOS fans have known Sood as one of the most vocal proponents for the potential of webOS from within HP and he was sure to include a message to the webOS community in his letter:

Your loyalty and dedication is truly inspiring. Many companies are just starting to understand the value of communities and the impact they can have on brand awareness and the bottom line. Very few companies are lucky enough to have a grassroots movement evangelizing their brand. HP Palm should be proud to have you as vocal critics and evangelists. I’m a big fan of webOS; I think Palm did some amazing things in a very short period of time. Your community reminds me of the old Voodoo community. I want to thank you for inspiring me with your thoughts, passion, loyalty, and camaraderie. I hope you will still allow me to participate in your discussions.

Sood notes that he "can't wait to be directly involved in a product pipeline again," though just where he'll be doing that remains to be seen. Sood, of course, came to HP along with the Voodoo acquisition.

Best of luck to you, Rahul, we'll hold you to your promise to continue participating in the webOS community.

Update: HP CTO Phil McKinney (no stranger to these parts) has also said a fond farewell to Sood, calling him a 'pirate' (in a good way) and noting that "his entrepreneurial spirit is guiding him in a different direction."

Source: Rahulsood.com