Jack Domme, the CEO of Hitachi Data Systems, a subsidiary of Hitachi, has been appointed as head of the company’s social innovation business. The primary role of Domme would be to to accelerate Hitachi’s internet of things or IoT portfolio and in the areas of smart cities.
He will look after the American markets and report to Hitachi’s CEO Toshiaki Hiashihara.
“There has been no greater or more transformational opportunity for Hitachi than Social Innovation,” said Domme. “Hitachi is not only a pioneer in the development of smart cities and the Internet of Things, but we also have a unique ability to deliver on the promise of each. No other company in the world has both the industrial and operational expertise, along with decades-long leadership in information technology. And those are exactly the elements required to be a leader in this market. I am very excited and humbled by the opportunity to help lead Hitachi through this next major transformation.”
Domme served for seven years as CEO of HDS, where he led the transformation of Hitachi Data Systems from a storage provider into an information solutions company. He was appointed to this new role because he has demonstrated the ability to lead global transformation, execute on a long-term strategic plan, and outpace the market in revenue growth. Hitachi’s Social Innovation business opportunity is the unifying strategy that brings together the power and breadth of the entire Hitachi, Ltd.group to deliver IoT and smart city solutions.
Jack Domme would step down from the position of CEO of HDS which will now be taken up by Ryuichi Otsuki, Hitachi said in a statement.
Otsuki joins HDS from his role as Vice President and Executive officer, General Manager of Social Innovation Business Promotion Division and Deputy General Manager of Corporate Sales & Marketing Groupat Hitachi, Ltd. Otsuki joined the HDS board in 2009 and has been instrumental in the development of HDS’ long-term strategy to expand its portfolio in the areas of infrastructure, content and analytics linking to Hitachi’s Social Innovation vision – making the Internet of Things that matter a reality.