Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has appointed Russell Skingsley as its chief technology officer, solutions and products group leader and head of presales for Asia-Pacific.
Based in Singapore, Skingsley will be responsible for the technical direction of HDS Asia-Pacific and for leading a team of business consultants to help customers with their business transformation.
He will also lead the collaboration and enablement of HDS teams to enhance expertise across a range of domains in the region. The role will also see Skingsley continue to build alignment across the HDS specialist community and drive its digital transformation strategy in Asia-Pacific.
Prior to joining HDS, Skingsley was at Juniper Networks where he was vice-president of systems engineering for Asia-Pacific. In this role he was responsible for driving, developing and promoting technologies and architectures across the telecommunications and enterprise markets.
“With the Asia Pacific market continuing to grow and offer huge opportunities for companies to capitalise on digital transformation, vendors that can offer valuable insights and innovative solutions will stand out as leaders. I am delighted to join the Hitachi Data Systems team and to support our teams and customers in delivering valuable enterprise transformation,” he said.
HDS Asia-Pacific senior vice-president and general manager, Mark Ablett, said, “With Russell’s extensive background in the IT industry, he will steer our teams toward greater success, offering the advanced expertise and market awareness that our customers need.”