Hitachi has announced plans to integrate its Hitachi Vantara and Hitachi Consulting businesses in order to lead the global expansion of its digital solution Lumada.
As a result of the integration, partners should expect strengthened frontline and delivery capabilities to increase alignment and unlock the synergies between Hitachi Vantara and its vertical business units.
Hitachi Vantara will continue to develop and deliver data infrastructure, governance and cloud-based products, digital solutions and professional and managed services.
Chairman of the board of Hitachi Global Digital Holdings Toshiaki Tokunaga will lead Hitachi Vantara as chief executive officer and chairman of the board.
Brian Householder, the current chief executive officer of Hitachi Vantara, and Hicham Abdessamad, the president and chief executive officer of Hitachi Consulting, will remain at Hitachi in executive leadership positions.
“I’m confident that Hitachi Vantara will deliver even greater value for our customers and partners by reinforcing its digital business and solution delivery capabilities,” said Toshiaki Tokunaga.
“The combined entity, in collaboration with Hitachi’s Global Social Innovation Business, will map to Hitachi’s 2021 Mid-term Management Plan, which outlines the expansion of its digital business, global market share growth, and the delivery of social, environmental and economic value for customers and partners.”
Householder said in a statement that this is a "great next step" to bring the two organisations closer to help customers and partners.