Top tech leaders on the future of AI in HP’s ‘The Moment with Ryan Patel’

HP short film series The Moment returns to HP’s historic Silicon Valley garage, where tech leaders share personal stories, expert advice, and AI insights.

By Lauren Grayson — October 28, 2023

Unlike most on-camera interviews, these ones started with a little bit of friendly competition. Top tech executives from Silicon Valley, including HP, AMD, Adobe, and NVIDIA, were game for a round of mini-golf using 3D printed putters as they sat down for HP’s candid interview series, The Moment with Ryan Patel.

The second season once again invited top industry players to have a laugh, share personal stories, and weigh in on one of the hottest topics of this moment: artificial intelligence. 

 Host Ryan Patel returned to HP’s historic Silicon Valley garage to underscore the series’ core message: honor your roots while looking towards the future. 

 “I think there's something for somebody in this series to relate to — regardless of where you’re from, your background, or how you were raised,” he says.


WATCH: The Moment with Ryan Patel


HP president and CEO Enrique Lores shared his thoughts on advanced technology and its impact. 

“AI is going to transform how we work, how we play, how we live,” he says. “It is something that a year ago we were only starting to see. Now, we really have a good idea of how impactful the change is going to be.”


HP's CEO, Enrique Lores, returns to the garage for an insightful conversation with Ryan Patel.

In another episode, Lisa Su, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AMD, reflected on her humble beginnings in a lab where she discovered her passion for semiconductors. 

Initially joining AMD in 2012 as Senior Vice President and General Manager, it wasn’t long until her exceptional leadership skills were recognized. Just two years later, she assumed the role of CEO, strengthening the company’s reputation as a prominent player in adaptive computing and top ten semiconductor companies in the world

She reflected on a time early in her career when she thought, “This is amazing — I'm making these little things that will make a difference someday.” Today, she advocates for taking chances on aspiring leaders and investing in those who are willing to learn. 

“I'm a big believer in taking chances on great people and if you give people good opportunities, they'll become great leaders along the way,” Su said. 

When asked about AI, she acknowledges that we still have a long way to go. 

“We are in a place where the road isn't clear yet,” she said. “And so, we have to learn together — people want to be at the front of the pack because they realize that this is a defining moment in technology.”

“AI is going to transform how we work, how we play, how we live.”

— Enrique Lores, chief executive officer at HP.

Jensen Huang, founder and chief executive officer of NVIDIA, joins Patel for a meal from Denny’s, where he had his first job as a dishwasher, busboy, and server at age 15, marking a full-circle moment. As the pair savor a plate of pigs in a blanket, viewers learn how the restaurant played a pivotal role in Huang’s ascent. It’s where he honed his interpersonal skills, which helped him in every other role since.  

“I loved NVIDIA every single day in the last 30 years — the hardest days, the best of days,” he said. “I'd advise people to consider the journey to be the success.”

Stacy Brown-Philpot, former CEO of TaskRabbit and a member of the board of directors at HP, Nordstrom and Noom, takes us back to her childhood in Detroit.

Growing up in a multi-generational household of women, conversations about community and the importance of caring for others were central to her upbringing. It’s why she now advocates for diversity and inclusion in tech leadership, calling for collective efforts to drive change. 

“Each of us has to tag in, and tag in a way that is about demanding the change that you want to see,” Brown-Philpot said. “HP has great diversity on their boards, but we can't stop there because not every company has that.”

Ryan Patel sitting down with Stacy Brown-Philpot in the garage.


Ryan Patel (left) with Stacy Brown-Philpot, former CEO of TaskRabbit and a member of the board of directors at HP, Nordstrom, and Noom.

When asked what the HP garage means to her, the answer is simple: Hope. 

HP’s founders walked into the garage with a vision, she explained, and walked out far from certain that they’d see it come true. “[They] walked out and said, ‘I hope this works!’ And it did.’”

Also featured this season is Chairman and CEO of Adobe, Shantanu Narayen, who recalled studying the work of HP founders Bill Hewlett and David Packard as a young engineering student in Hyderabad 40 years ago, never imagining that he would one day find himself sitting in their workshop. Having dedicated decades to the study and development of AI, Narayen believes it’s the responsibility of large companies, like Adobe, to be exemplary leaders in the emerging field. 

“It’s an honor to be a part of a company that actually has always been about innovation and changing the world, I think is the reason that you get up early in the morning,” Narayen says. “You do a great job when you love what you do and you’ve got to keep reinventing yourself.”


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