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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Wall Street Journal speculates that Ned Hooper, a top executive at Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO), could be the new CEO at HP.

Shortly after HP’s , speculation began immediately about who might be his replacement. The Journal lists 10 potential candidates, including:

“Ned Hooper, chief strategy officer and M&A chief at Cisco and potential heir apparent to Cisco CEO John Chambers. Cisco has been grooming him for the eventual top spot, but the chance to run H-P–fast becoming one of Cisco’s largest competitors–could be irresistible.”

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