Brad Surak - President, Digital Solutions, Hitachi Vantara

Brad Surak oversees Hitachi Vantara's Digital Solutions business unit, where he drives the global expansion of digital solutions, increases alignment with Hitachi's vertical business units and expands the company's global delivery and co-creation capabilities.

Surak was previously chief product and strategy officer for Hitachi Vantara, which, in 2020, was integrated with Hitachi Consulting and organized into two lines of business: Digital Infrastructure and Digital Solutions. In this position, he oversaw the development of Hitachi Vantara's edge and multicloud solutions portfolio that allow customers to store, enrich, activate and achieve maximum return on their data.

Surak has more than 25 years of success as an "intrapreneur" and over this time, he has helped non-traditional companies through significant digital transformations. Prior to joining Hitachi Vantara, Surak led the formation of GE Digital, a General Electric business, where he served as the company's chief operating officer. Before this role, he served as GE Digital's first chief product officer, where he was responsible for the company's global IoT solutions and digital industrial product portfolio. Before joining GE, Surak served as the general manager of Mobile Analytic Applications and was the chief operating officer of the Business Analytics Solutions unit at SAP. He has also held executive positions with DayNine, Cambridge Technology Partners, and Ernst & Young's technology practice.

Surak holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Purdue University and was awarded the title of Distinguished Science Alumni in 2017.

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