subsidiary of Hitachi, has appointed Brian Householder as the President and Chief Operating Officer of the company. Householder, who joined the company in 2003, will oversee the daily operations of the company. HDS has also appointed Bobby Soni as the Senior Vice President of Cloud, Services and Emerging Solutions. Soni is to lead the worldwide cloud, professional services, managed services and customer support organizations. “Throughout his career at HDS, Brian has been instrumental in driving our ongoing transformation from hardware to software and services. As we continue to evolve and harness the opportunities present within the data mobility, software and cloud services markets, I’m confident in Brian’s ability to ensure we remain a market and innovation leader that makes possible our customers’ and partners’ digital transformations,” said Ryuichi Otsuki, CEO, Hitachi Data Systems Corporation. Prior to his current role, Householder held multiple leadership positions of increasing responsibility within HDS in areas such as strategic planning, worldwide marketing, business development, partner enablement, acquisitions, and most recently, as COO. He also helped the company lead many key initiatives, including acquisitions of Pentaho, oXya and Archivas, as well as improvements to HDS’s marketing and partner enablement capabilities. “Bobby has an extensive background in driving fast-paced, transformative initiatives in services, technology and operations. He exemplifies HDS’s culture and values, and will be critical in driving our services-led approach to help our customers on their digital transformation journeys. To accelerate our transformation to become a leading software and services company, we must have the right talent in the right roles and Bobby embodies that requirement,” said Brian Householder, President and COO, Hitachi Data Systems. Furthermore, Soni will drive the company’s strengths in Big Data, help to provide the foundation for Hitachi’s Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio and advanced cloud storage, while prioritizing Hitachi’s software and services-led approach with its customers.
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