Hitachi Data Systems promotes Phil Gann

By : |August 12, 2009 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi and the provider of services oriented storage solutions, today promoted Phil Gann as the Solutions and Products Group Director for Asia Pacific.

In his present designation, he would be responsible for taking the group to the next level to support HDS’ growth in the APAC region, said a press release.

Gann joined Hitachi Data Systems as a customer service engineer in Sydney in 1991 and moved into a series of pre-sales and technical roles. Most recently Phil Gann was the director, Storage Infrastructure and Business Continuity, Asia Pacific.

                                 

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During this tenure, he has been instrumental in the design, implementation, sales and strategic development of virtualization, disaster recovery and data migration solutions in the Asia Pacific region based on industry leading storage technology from Hitachi, said the release.

A Hitachi Data Systems veteran of 18 years, Gann brings to the role strong technical expertise and a sound understanding of Hitachi Data Systems’ products, services and strategic software initiatives.

“I am thankful of the opportunity and look forward to addressing the specialized needs of our customers here and developing our relationships through the APAC region,” said Phil Gann.

“The financial crisis has demonstrated that technology is a business enhancer and can reap tangible benefits for organizations who want to win in the downturn. Business organizations are waking up to this fact and I am excited at the prospect of helping our customers get the best out of their technology investments,” he added.

“With his proven expertise, Phil will be instrumental in developing tools and programs to equip our teams with the necessary skills and best practices to deliver robust storage solutions that not only meet client needs in the region but exceed expectations,.” said Kevin Eggleston, senior vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific, Hitachi Data Systems.

In his new role, Phil would play a pivotal role in leading these regional professional services, solutions and products organizations, overseeing the strategic direction and execution of the services and product strategy and ensuring a seamless customer experience, the release added.

His responsibilities include overall solutions strategy, services development, and integration as well as ensuring consistency, efficiency in service delivery.

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