Bobby Soni - Chief Operating Officer, Digital Infrastructure Business Unit, Hitachi Vantara

Bobby Soni, responsible for global operations of Hitachi Vantara's Digital Infrastructure business, is focused on propelling a customer-driven culture across the entire value chain at Hitachi Vantara. Bobby has direct global responsibility of Solution Innovation, Engineering and Development and Services.

Soni, in his former role as Hitachi Vantara's chief solutions and services officer, led the company's worldwide cloud, professional services, managed services  and customer support organizations to ensure success for customers and partners.

He joined Hitachi in 2016 from RMS, where he led global sales, services and operations. As chief platform and services officer, Soni was responsible for a next-generation SaaS solution platform that sits at the intersections of a vertical industry cloud, big data analytics and a near real-time decision support system.

Soni previously developed the worldwide strategy and market for industry and cloud business solutions at IBM after having served as a co-leader of global business solutions. As a member of IBM's global business services leadership team, he helped drive the industry, service line and ISV (SAP and Oracle) solution strategy, portfolio realization and go-to-market execution worldwide. He also worked closely with industry leaders to establish and execute their solution strategy and the associated portfolio of offerings. He was actively involved with early-adopter clients both in selling the vision and in helping to educate delivery teams for successful implementations.

Earlier in his career, Soni held senior-level strategic and operational positions at Webify (acquired by IBM), KPMG Consulting and its successor organization, BearingPoint, Qwest Cyber.Solutions and Softline (acquired by KPMG). He began his career at INDEC Systems, where he was the lead developer of a next-generation 3-D imaging product with a global installed base. He is also the lead inventor and holder of a U.S. patent for image processing and speckle identification in ultrasound imaging.

Soni holds a Bachelor of Science degree in instrumentation and control from Gujarat University and a Master of Engineering degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Virginia.

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