Hi! I'm Phil McKinney. I retired in 2011 as the CTO for HP and later took over as CEO of CableLabs, the global R&D and innovation lab of the cable industry-funded by more than 60 leading cable operators from 35 countries. I'm the host of the nationally syndicated radio show and podcast, Killer Innovations.

Phil McKinney at Newseum

I'm also the author of Beyond The Obvious – a book that shares how I used innovation and creativity to achieve personal and professional success.

You can find some press coverage of my work on the press page.

Phil McKinney on stage discussing innovation and creativity

My Content

I launched my site in 1996 with the formation of Techtrend Group which is the platform I use to work with leading brands to create high impact strategic innovations. My writing are hosted on my blog philmckinney.com.

I write about innovation, creativity, and leadership. On occasion, I write about stuff that doesn't fit into one of these buckets.

You can find out more at my Start Here page.

Phil McKinney doing an interview for his show Killer Innovations

I also have a weekly nationally syndicated radio show and podcast called Killer Innovations – now in its fifteenth season.

I cover similar topics as those on the blog with the added twist of inviting leading innovators on the show to share their personal story of innovation and creative success.

You can find the show on iTunes, Google Play for Android, iHeart, Spotify, Sticher or wherever you get your podcasts.

My goal is to create insightful, relevant content that you can put to work in achieving your innovation success. If you consider yourself an innovator — someone who wants to impact the world with innovation — then this blog and podcast are for you.

My Biography

I'm the former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Hewlett-Packard. At the time I retired, it was the largest technology company in the world. I was with HP for nearly 10 years retiring at the end of 2011.


I've been in the technology innovation game my entire career.

I've started more than a dozen tech startups  with the vast majority having successful exits including successful IPO's.

My first book, Beyond The Obvious, has won multiple awards and recognitions and has been translated into Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese and soon Russian.

My Family

I have been married to my wife for more than thirty-five years. We have two daughters, a son, and five grandkids. 

We relocated from Silicon Valley to a small ranch in Northern Colorado.

In my freetime, my family and I run a  501(c)3 non-profit HackingAutism.org. Hacking Autism is a charity that hosts events to find solutions to autism therapy, employment for those on the spectrum and technologies that could be beneficial for those with autism.

100% of the profits from the book, radio show, etc are donated to this and other non-profits.

Phil McKinney host of the Killer Innovations Radio Show

My Contact Information

You can contact me via email or follow me on Twitter and Facebook.

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My Colophon

My blogs are built on WordPress and have been for more than a decade.

We are hosted at Media Temple. Why? They are 100% based on HP technology. Note that this is an affiliate link which means I may get some free hosting if you purchase.