Information storage and virtualisation company, and wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), has appointed Nathan McGregor as its A/NZ vice-president and general manager.
McGregor joins HDS from Juniper Networks, where he was A/NZ managing director for more than a year. McGregor will be responsible for leading HDS A/NZ’s strategic direction and operations, to grow market share within its core business while also delivering on the company’s long-term goals for social innovation.
HDS Asia-Pacific senior vice-president and general manager, Mark Ablett, said McGregor will play a critical role in supporting the company’s continued transformation within the A/NZ region.
“Nathan’s extensive experience leading complex solutions sales is well suited to support our growing portfolio of technology and services. With significant growth in our A/NZ channel network and partner ecosystem, we look forward to further strengthening these important areas of our business under his leadership,” he said.
HDS has been evolving its offering over the past few years, building capabilities in emerging technology markets such as Cloud, hyper-converged infrastructures and data analytics. This includes several strategic acquisitions, such as Pentaho and oXya.
McGregor said he’s excited about the opportunity to lead the company’s A/NZ business as it transforms itself from a data storage provider into an information solutions company.
“I am excited about the opportunity to lead the business as it enters the next phase of its strategy for social innovation, to become a leader in the market for Big Data and the Internet of Things that matter, helping customers turn data into intelligence,” he added.
McGregor has more than 16 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry. He also held a number of other roles in Juniper Networks, prior to working as its A/NZ managing director. He also served as its Telstra account director for almost five years, Telstra major account manager for a year, and as its major accounts manager for almost four years.
Some of his other stints include working in Airwide Solutions, Alcatel Lucent, and Ericsson Australia.