Hitachi Data Systems Corporation announce strategic shuffle in its America operations. The company ropes Jack Domme to lead Hitachi’s Social Innovation business in the States reporting directly to Hitachi, Ltd. President and CEO, Toshiaki Higashihara. Domme has been named Chairman and CEO and a member of the Board of Hitachi Information and Telecommunications Systems Global Holdings Corporation (HIGH).
From now on, Domme will focus on accelerating Hitachi’s Social Innovation business, primarily in the areas of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the development of smart cities. He will be also responsible for enhancing collaboration between Hitachi Consulting (HCC), Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), and other Hitachi Group companies in supporting the achievement of the Hitachi Social Innovation strategy for the Americas region and beyond. He will continue as Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi, Ltd., as well as Chief Executive of the Americas.
“There has been no greater or more transformational opportunity for Hitachi than Social Innovation,” cited Domme. “Hitachi is not only a pioneer in the development of smart cities and the Internet of Things, but we also have a unique ability to deliver on the promise of each. No other company in the world has both the industrial and operational expertise, along with decades-long leadership in information technology. And those are exactly the elements required to be a leader in this market. I am very excited and humbled by the opportunity to help lead Hitachi through this next major transformation.”
Domme will relinquish from its CEO position and Ryuichi Otsuki will take charge as the new CEO of Hitachi Data Systems.
“Social Innovation is the most significant initiative Hitachi has undertaken in its 106-year history,” said Otsuki. “We are transforming businesses and societies to deliver better outcomes for people around the world, and Hitachi Data Systems is instrumental to Hitachi delivering on this strategy. I want to thank Jack and his team for positioning this company so well for further success, and I look forward to working closely with him in his new role to continue to grow HDS and our global Social Innovation business.”
Domme has been extending his expertise for seven years as CEO of HDS, where he led the transformation of Hitachi Data Systems from a storage provider into an information solutions company.
Both the new executive appointments will be effective from April 1, 2016.