Paul Shaw Joins Hitachi Data Systems ANZ as Sales Director, Northern Region

Tasked With Delivering Tangible Business Outcomes for Digital Transformation in the Enterprise

Sydney — January 25, 2017 — Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced the appointment of Paul Shaw as sales director, Northern Region. Based in Sydney, Shaw will focus on growing the business for HDS enterprise IT solutions as enterprises move towards digital transformation, as well as educating the market on internet of things (IoT) opportunities.

He joins HDS from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) where he was most recently general manager, storage for Australia and New Zealand. He joined HP in 2004 as a senior solutions architect, and previously also held technical roles at Rabobank, Compaq and a startup system integrator (SI).

Nathan McGregor, vice president and general manager, Australia New Zealand, Hitachi Data Systems, said, “Paul’s strength as a transformational sales leader and deep industry knowledge will help our enterprise customers on their digital transformation journey. With the swiftness of the market changes, CIOs are looking for trusted advisors who do not only understand the technology but are also in a position to guide them through the structural and organisational challenges that mark the road to true digital success.”

Paul Shaw added, “Research by TechResearch Asia showed that 40% of digital projects in Australia so far delivered either mixed results, were too difficult to measure or delivered no competitive advantage. I’m looking forward to working with industry leaders on pathways to deliver tangible business outcomes with a modern application infrastructure leveraging the value, performance, and innovation of HDS technologies and services.”

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About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help global organizations open new revenue streams, increase efficiencies, improve customer experience and ensure rapid time to market in the digital age. Only Hitachi Data Systems powers the digital enterprise by integrating the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies. We combine this experience with Hitachi expertise in the internet of things to deliver the exceptional insights business and society need to transform and thrive. Visit us at http://www.hds.com/anz/.

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) totaled 10,034.3 billion yen ($88.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 335,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

Company Contact:
Isabel Wagner
+61 2 9325 3319
Isabel.wagner@hds.com

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