Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Hu Yoshida defines the technical direction for Hitachi Data Systems and leads the company’s effort to address the issues in aligning IT strategy with business requirements. He was instrumental in evangelizing the unique Hitachi approach to storage virtualization, which leverages existing storage services within Hitachi Universal Storage Platform and extends it to externally attached, heterogeneous storage systems. Hu is well connected and well known within the IT industry. He’s a sought-after keynote speaker and is widely followed on Twitter (@HuYoshida). His blog was recently ranked among the “top 10 most influential” within the storage industry by Network World.
By now the major analyst firms have published their trends for 2014, and there is pretty common consensus over the macro trends that will be drivers for opportunities and threats in the years to come. While there are many variations on the definition of these trends they can be generally recognized by some common words: Cloud, Big Data and Mobility.