Hitachi Data Systems Appoints ANZ Services Director

Hitachi Data Systems has announced the appointment of Todd Whaley to Services Director, Australia and New Zealand, as the business is expanding its professional, technical and managed services teams in ANZ building on HDS’ excellent reputation for enterprise grade solutions and first-class services support.

Based in Sydney, Whaley will be responsible for engaging with enterprise clients to fully leverage the wealth of HDS services to accelerate digital transformation outcomes and business benefits. He is also tasked with taking the local service delivery teams through the next phase of transformation and innovation, to support client strategies for smart data centres and the internet of things (IoT) with a rapidly evolving as-a-service offering.

Whaley joins HDS from Pulsant, where he was the director of professional services. His career in senior IT roles spans three decades in the UK, Europe and his native New Zealand.

Nathan McGregor, Vice President and General Manager, Hitachi Data Systems, Australia and New Zealand, said, “We’re extremely pleased to welcome Todd to the team, to grow and expand our services division as a significant value proposition to customers, building on our excellent reputation for enterprise grade solutions and service delivery. He brings extensive industry experience, people skills and leadership qualities to the role to further drive the innovation of our service offerings as a critical pillar of our customers’ digital transformation journey. He will also deepen our commitment to customer centricity and excellence.”

Whaley said, “The Australia and New Zealand region is well documented to have one of the most mature cloud markets in the world. I’m pleased to join Hitachi Data Systems, who have embraced the shift to consumption-based IT models early on in ANZ, and I feel excited about the opportunities that stem from being part of Hitachi, an industry leader with deep and long-standing expertise in data, operational technology (OT), IT and IoT. We see strong upside as enterprises entrust service delivery to the right business partner in this new era of digital transformation.”



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