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Local growth on the agenda as Hitachi Data Systems poaches Juniper A/NZ MD

Local growth on the agenda as Hitachi Data Systems poaches Juniper A/NZ MD

"He will play a critical role in supporting our continued transformation within Australia and New Zealand."

Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, has appointed Nathan McGregor as vice president and general manager, Australia and New Zealand.

McGregor will be responsible for leading HDS A/NZ’s strategic direction and operations, to grow market share within its core business while also delivering on the company’s long-term goals for Social Innovation.

With over 16 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, McGregor joins HDS from Juniper Networks, where he was managing director for Australia and New Zealand.

In this role, McGregor led the company’s sales teams to capitalise on growing network demands, drive revenue and profitability and position the company as a leading innovator in network solutions.

“We’re delighted to welcome Nathan to the HDS business, as he will play a critical role in supporting our continued transformation within Australia and New Zealand,” says Mark Ablett, senior vice president and general manager, HDS Asia Pacific.

“Nathan’s extensive experience leading high-value, complex solutions sales is well suited to support our growing portfolio of technology and services.

“With significant growth in our A/NZ channel network and partner ecosystem, we look forward to further strengthening these important areas of our business under Nathan’s leadership.”

Recognised for its enterprise storage systems, HDS been evolving its offering over the past few years, building capabilities in emerging technology markets such as cloud, hyper-converged infrastructures and data analytics.

This includes several strategic acquisitions, such as Pentaho and oXya, that have supported the development of new solutions and services to help businesses become truly data-driven.

“Hitachi Data Systems is a dynamic organisation, transforming itself from a data storage provider into an information solutions company,” McGregor adds.

“I am excited about the opportunity to lead the Australia and New Zealand business as it enters the next phase of its strategy for Social Innovation, to become a leader in the market for big data and Internet of Things that matter, helping customers turn data into intelligence.”

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