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Hitachi Storage COO Departs in Midst of IT Upgrade Program

Hitachi Vantara, a U.S.-based subsidiary of the Japanese conglomerate that sells storage systems and software to large companies to allow them to manage connected devices, is parting ways with its chief operating officer, Scott Kelly, according to people familiar with the matter. 

Hitachi Vantara, formed in 2017, is a combination of the former storage hardware company Hitachi Data Systems, the connected devices unit Hitachi Insight Group, and data analytics company Pentaho. 

Kelly, a 14-year veteran who previously ran the global human resources unit at Hitachi Data Systems before being named COO of Hitachi Vantara in April of 2018, is leaving “to pursue new career opportunities,” a company spokesperson said in an email. “Scott’s team will report to CEO Brian Householder and we are not making additional organizational announcements,” the spokesperson said. 

Kelly, who also held the title of “chief transformation officer,” was also in charge of an internal Hitachi Vantara program that involved upgrading the company’s customer management and marketing systems, and using data analytics to better understand the needs of its customers. The spokesperson said the program will continue after Kelly’s departure. 

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