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SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced its brand-new, state-of-the-art global headquarters at Hitachi Santa Clara Square, which will also house offices of Hitachi America, Ltd., the regional headquarters of Hitachi Group in North America, and Hitachi’s Global Center for Social Innovation. The company also introduced two new senior leaders joining the company’s executive team: Chief Marketing Officer Jonathan Martin and Chief Human Resources Officer Kristin Machacek Leary.
Hitachi Vantara’s investments are a significant and symbolic milestone in the company’s transformation to a digital business that is increasing operational efficiencies, driving long-term commercial growth and continuing to help customers unlock the power of their data.
“From our headquarters in Silicon Valley, Hitachi Vantara has been disrupting the technology industry for nearly 30 years,” said Scott Kelly, COO and chief transformation officer at Hitachi Vantara. “The next chapter for Hitachi Vantara starts today with the opening of our new Santa Clara Headquarters, which demonstrates our commitment to building a world-class organization focused on accelerating customers’ digital transformation. With upgraded facilities, strengthened leadership and a robust product portfolio, Hitachi Vantara is entering a new era to deliver the best outcomes for our customers.”
Hitachi Vantara Unveils New Global Headquarters
Hitachi Santa Clara Square houses Hitachi Vantara’s new global headquarters along with the regional headquarters of Hitachi America, Ltd. Leveraging Hitachi technology to support data, voice and video connections, the campus features the Hitachi Insight Center, a state-of-the-art executive briefing center, and Hitachi Global Center for Social Innovation, a lab serving as Hitachi’s global R&D headquarters for collaborative creation with strategic partners in industry and academia. These cutting-edge facilities provide a showcase for customers and partners to experience a broad range of technologies from across Hitachi Group companies while expanding the reach of Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business.
The six-story building is on a modern Silicon Valley campus featuring the latest technologies and amenities for today’s workforce. As part of Hitachi Vantara’s transformation strategy, the new headquarters is designed for growth and represents the company’s unrelenting focus to inspire employees, attract top talent and help customers achieve outcomes that drive forward both business and society as a whole.
Designed by renowned architectural firm, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the 1.7-million-square-foot Santa Clara Square workplace community features sleek, modern architecture, floor-to-ceiling glass for superior natural light and efficient floor plans for maximum flexibility – all designed to encourage intelligent innovation and collaboration in a number of different environments. On-site amenities include The Commons, an open-air gathering place featuring casual workspaces, the Commons Café, an outdoor living room and complimentary Wi-Fi, and KINETIC, a state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center. Santa Clara Square is developed and managed by Irvine Company.
Hitachi Vantara Welcomes New Leadership in 2019 To Support Customers’ Data-First Business Strategies
Jonathan Martin is CMO of Hitachi Vantara, bringing over 18 years of executive marketing experience from some of the industry’s top technology companies. Most recently, Martin served as CMO for Pure Storage, Dell EMC and HP Software and has held senior marketing positions at Salesforce and Veritas. As CMO, Martin will lead Hitachi Vantara’s worldwide marketing strategy, demand generation, digital and customer experience, brand and corporate communications, competitive and market intelligence, marketing operations and global learning teams.
Kristin Machacek Leary is CHRO of Hitachi Vantara, bringing more than 25 years of progressive leadership and human resources experience. Leary joins Hitachi Vantara from global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint where she served as vice president and CHRO. As a member of Forcepoint’s executive leadership team, Leary led the company’s HR organization and championed its global talent, culture and workforce development programs. Previously, Leary held HR leadership roles at Alphatec Spine, Quintiles, HP and Boston Scientific.
Martin and Leary report to Hitachi Vantara Chief Operating Officer and Chief Transformation Officer Scott Kelly.
About Hitachi Vantara
Hitachi Vantara, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., helps data-driven leaders find and use the value in their data to innovate intelligently and reach outcomes that matter for business and society. We combine technology, intellectual property and industry knowledge to deliver data-managing solutions that help enterprises improve their customers’ experiences, develop new revenue streams, and lower the costs of business. Only Hitachi Vantara elevates your innovation advantage by combining deep information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and domain expertise. We work with organizations everywhere to drive data to meaningful outcomes. Visit us at www.HitachiVantara.com.
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About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges, combining its operational technology, information technology, and products/systems. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2017 (ended March 31, 2018) totaled 9,368.6 billion yen ($88.4 billion). The Hitachi Group is an innovation partner for the IoT era, and it has approximately 307,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation with customers, Hitachi is deploying Social Innovation Business using digital technologies in a broad range of sectors, including Power/Energy, Industry/Distribution/Water, Urban Development, and Finance/Social Infrastructure/Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.
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