Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) ropes former Juniper Networks veteran, Russell Skingsley as its new chief technology officer(CTO), solutions and products group leader and head of presales for Asia Pacific. The veteran is said to operate from Singapore and will avant-garde the technical direction of HDS APAC, solution-focused business consultants and technical experts to help customers realize business transformation.
Leading the country presales, he will collaborate and enable HDS’ teams to enhance expertise across a range of domains in the region.
With more than two and a half decade of experience in the IT industry, his expertise will showcase prudency to build alignment across the HDS specialist community and drive its digital transformation strategy in APAC.
“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.