Octavian Tanase

Chief Product Officer

As Chief Product Officer, Octavian Tanase is responsible for the vision, strategy, development and execution of the company’s product portfolio to ensure that Hitachi Vantara continues to create and deliver innovative products, services and solutions that meet business requirements, drive adoption and engagement and transform customer experiences.

Octavian joined Hitachi Vantara in 2024 and brings more than 25 years of experience in engineering roles, including core storage technology, hardware platform development, software and systems development, application integration and data protection. Prior to joining Hitachi Vantara, he was the senior vice president of hybrid cloud engineering at NetApp, where he led the integration of NetApp’s software portfolio in the AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform clouds. Prior to joining NetApp, he held engineering and product development positions at Oracle, Sun Microsystems and several Silicon Valley startups.

Octavian is a University of California, Berkeley graduate and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.