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Russell Skingsley Joins Hitachi Data Systems As New CTO For APAC

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. announced the appointment of Russell hitachi logoSkingsley as its chief technology officer, solutions and products group leader and head of presales for Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, he will be responsible for the technical direction of HDS APAC and for leading a team of solution-focused business consultants and technical experts to help customers realize business transformation.

Working with country presales leadership teams, Skingsley will also lead the collaboration and enablement of HDS teams to enhance expertise across a range of domains in the region. He will continue to build alignment across the HDS specialist community and drive its digital transformation strategy in APAC.

Skingsley has over 25 years of work experience in the IT industry and has helped a wide range of customer groups including government departments, financial institutions, major universities and telecommunications providers around the globe.

“This appointment highlights our commitment and focus on ensuring our customers realize the full benefits of digital transformation,” said Mark Ablett, senior vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific at Hitachi Data Systems Asia Pacific. “With Russell’s extensive background in the IT industry, he will steer our teams toward greater success, offering the advanced expertise and market awareness that our customers need.”

“With the Asia Pacific market continuing to grow and offer huge opportunities for companies to capitalize on digital transformation, vendors that can offer valuable insights and innovative solutions will stand out as leaders. I am delighted to join the Hitachi Data Systems team and to support our teams and customers in delivering valuable enterprise transformation,” said Skingsley.

Prior to joining HDS, he was vice president of systems engineering for APAC at Juniper Networks where he was responsible for driving, developing and promoting technologies and architectures across the telecommunications and enterprise markets. Skingsley has also led teams in APAC that were responsible for providing innovative solutions in cloud computing and data centre business, and was previously chief technology officer of a major telecommunications provider in Vietnam.

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