Hurd Will be on Oracle Conference Call: CNBC

By Scott McGrew
|  Thursday, Sep 16, 2010  |  Updated 12:00 PM PDT
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Hurd Will be on Oracle Conference Call: CNBC

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Jon Fortt of CNBC reports this morning that Mark Hurd, former CEO of Hewlett Packard, will take part in Oracle's conference call to reporters and analysts this afternoon.

This will be Hurd's first public appearance as Oracle's newest co-president.  Most of us are used to hearing his voice on quarter-end conference calls, but at the helm of a company a bit further south.  This is the first time he will be speaking on behalf of the peninsula company.

The move to Oracle of course did not sit will with HP.  It's sued to stop his employment.

Hurd left HP under strange circumstances.  The board was investigating whether its CEO had faked expense reports to disguise an usual relationship with a b-list actress.  Hurd has denied the relationship was sexual. 

The New York Times recently said in an op/ed the HP board, which dismissed Hurd was "The Most Inept Board in America."

  Oracle CEO Larry Ellison also made a similar claim in a letter written to the Times in the days after Hurd's departure.  “The H.P. board just made the worst personnel decision since the idiots on the Apple board fired Steve Jobs many years ago,” wrote Ellison.

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