Sydney — August 10th, 2015 – Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced the appointment of Nathan McGregor as vice president and general manager, Australia and New Zealand. Nathan will be responsible for leading HDS ANZ’s strategic direction and operations, to grow market share within its core business while also delivering on the company’s long-term goals for Social Innovation.
With over 16 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, McGregor joins HDS from Juniper Networks, where he was managing director for Australia and New Zealand. In this role, McGregor led the company’s sales teams to capitalise on growing network demands, drive revenue and profitability and position the company as a leading innovator in network solutions.
“We’re delighted to welcome Nathan to the HDS business, as he will play a critical role in supporting our continued transformation within Australia and New Zealand. Nathan’s extensive experience leading high-value, complex solutions sales is well suited to support our growing portfolio of technology and services,” said Mark Ablett, senior vice president and general manager, HDS Asia Pacific. “With significant growth in our ANZ channel network and partner ecosystem, we look forward to further strengthening these important areas of our business under Nathan’s leadership.”
Well recognised for its enterprise storage systems, HDS been evolving its offering over the past few years, building capabilities in emerging technology markets such as cloud, hyper-converged infrastructures and data analytics. This includes several strategic acquisitions, such as Pentaho and oXya, that have supported the development of new solutions and services to help businesses become truly data-driven.
“Hitachi Data Systems is a dynamic organisation, transforming itself from a data storage provider into an information solutions company ,” said McGregor. “I am excited about the opportunity to lead the Australia and New Zealand business as it enters the next phase of its strategy for Social Innovation, to become a leader in the market for big data and Internet of Things that matter, helping customers turn data into intelligence”
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About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., builds information management and Social Innovation solutions that help businesses succeed and societies be safer, healthier and smarter. We focus on big data that offers real value – what we call the Internet of Things that matter. Our IT infrastructure, analytics, content and cloud solutions and services drive strategic management and analysis of the world’s data. Only Hitachi Data Systems integrates the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies to deliver the exceptional insight that business and society need to transform and thrive. Visit us at https://www.hds.com/anz/.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2014 (ended March 31, 2015) totaled 9,761 billion yen ($81.3 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes power & infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.
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