Adrian De Luca has today been promoted to chief technology officer of Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) for the Asia Pacific region.
De Luca first became CTO at HDS in 2009, looking after the Australian and New Zealand business. He first started out at HDS as a software developer in 1998, working his way up to system engineer in 2001 and director of storage software during 2004 to 2009.
“Adrian will play a critical role in extracting meaningful insights from the market, combining them with latest technologies to help customers innovate with information,” Neville Vincent, senior vice president and general manager of Hitachi Data Systems Asia Pacific, said in a statement.
De Luca will also participate in research and talent development to drive innovation in HDS and Hitachi’s Office of Global Technology and Planning. The research initiatives span across 10 industries: Call centre operations, distribution, energy, finance, healthcare, public safety, retail, security, telecommunications and transportation.
The newly formed office will be led by HDS’ vice president and chief engineer, global product planning, Michael Hay, and the IT Platform Division Group (ITPD) of Hitachi.
“Through collaboration with the newly formed Global OTP, we will strengthen our core big data business by creating and applying innovative big data and advanced analytics technologies to enable a rich suite of cloud-based platforms and services and cutting-edge analytics,” Umeshwar Dayal, vice-president and senior fellow, Big Data Laboratory, Hitachi America Ltd. R&D, said in a statement.