Thursday, 11 August 2016 11:45

Skingsley's the new CTO at HDS APAC

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Storage vendor Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has appointed Russell Skingsley as its Singapore-based chief technology officer, solutions and products group leader and head of pre-sales for Asia Pacific.

"This appointment highlights our commitment and focus on ensuring our customers realise the full benefits of digital transformation," said HDS Asia Pacific senior vice-president and general manager, Mark Ablett.

"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."

Skingsley joined HDS from Juniper Networks where he was most recently vice-president of systems engineering. He held several other senior positions at that company.

He previously worked for FPT Telecom (Vietnam), NetStar Networks, and the Defence Science and Technology Organisation.

"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," said Skingsley.


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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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