When Vishal Sikka stepped down as the CEO and MD of Infosys last week, he said he had nothing planned for the near future. One of the reasons being he was to stay on as the executive vice chairman of Infosys to ensure smooth transition and till a new CEO and MD was found.
That changed on Thursday night after he resigned from the position of the executive vice chairman as well with immediate effect. But it now seems like he now knows what in store for him next.
According to a report in the Economic Times, multiple sources say that Sikka is most likely to join Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) as the chief technology officer.
The $50-billion American IT major was formed in 2015 when it split from Hewlett-Packard.
ET reports that HPE has about two lakh employees. While HPE sells data centre hardware and software, HP sells personal computers and printers.
The chief technology officer of HPE stepped down last year post which the position has remained empty. Sikka is said be offered the position. The Chairman of HPE is Meg Whitman.
While Sikka stated last week post his resignation that he had no concrete plans post Infosys and that he hoped to spend time with his closed ones, it seems like he has been evaluating multiple options and the one heâ€™s most likely to opt for is the job at HP, reports ET.
Sikka joined Infosys three years ago from German enterprise software maker SAP, where he was the CTO.
On August 18, Sikka stepped down as the MD and CEO of Infosys citing a constant drumbeat of accusations and allegations, which was undermining his ability to focus on steering the IT giant towards its transformational path.
Interestingly, a day before Sikka stepped down, media reported that Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy made a statement that Sikka made a better CTO than a CEO.