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Global Reorganization to Strengthen Synergies Leveraging OT and IT

Global Reorganization to Strengthen Synergies Leveraging OT and IT

Accelerate Growth and Business Expansion through the Power of Generative AI by Hitachi Vantara Reorganization, and Company Split of the IT products business

Hitachi, Ltd. is reorganizing its global organizations to further accelerate the creation of synergies with OT (Operational Technology) fields such as energy, transportation, and industry, while strengthening digital capabilities and value chains in the Lumada co-creation cycle. With the new organizations, Hitachi will promote company-wide digital transformation through the utilization of rapidly evolving generative AI and contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.

Effective November 1, 2023, Hitachi Vantara LLC’s digital solutions business will be spun off into a new company, Hitachi Digital Services led by CEO Roger Lvin. Hitachi Digital Services will o**** services in cloud, data, IoT technologies and OT and IT integration services. Hitachi Digital Services will provide digital value to each industry and drive Hitachi’s unique synergy creation under Hitachi Digital led by Jun Taniguchi, CEO of Hitachi Digital and Gajen Kandiah, President of Hitachi Digital, and Executive Chairman of Hitachi Digital Services.

In addition, to meet the growing demand for data infrastructure, Hitachi Vantara LLC led by CEO Sheila Rohra, will reorganize to further strengthen its industry-leading storage and hybrid cloud-centric data Infrastructure services portfolio.

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Furthermore, as of April 1, 2024, Hitachi’s IT Platform Products Management Division, which has been responsible for business development, research/development, and production of data infrastructure in Japan, will be succeeded by the newly established Hitachi Vantara, Ltd. (President: Akinobu Shimada) through an absorption-type split.

Hitachi Vantara, Ltd. and Hitachi Vantara LLC will strengthen mutual management as the re-aligned Hitachi Vantara and further integrate global storage manufacturing and sales, service structure to accelerate investments and development to address the rapid rise in infrastructure opportunities. The companies will support Hitachi’s technology strategy by providing hybrid cloud storage and common platform for Generative AI under a strong unified brand.

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Comment from Keiji Kojima, President and CEO of Hitachi, Ltd.

“We see the emergence of generative AI as a breakthrough with enormous impact. Hitachi is continuously strengthening its business structure, including human resource development and policy development, with the aim of effectively utilizing generative AI to unleash the potential of the company. Through this reorganization, Hitachi will actively invest in the data infrastructure necessary for AI training and in OT and IT Integration, which Hitachi has domain knowledge, to achieve company-wide digital transformation through the use of generative AI. Going forward, Hitachi, together with GlobalLogic, Hitachi Digital Services and re-aligned Hitachi Vantara, will contribute to solving various issues faced by our customers and society by accumulating domain knowledge and data from a wide range of business fields, including energy and transportation, which are our strengths, in an enhanced and secure environment, while integrating digital assets such as generative AI.”

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