Mary Ann Gallo

It’s Great To Meet You!

Blog Post created by Mary Ann Gallo Employee on Sep 19, 2017

Just moments ago at the inaugural Hitachi NEXT 2017, we introduced Hitachi Vantara, a new company that brings together Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), Pentaho and Hitachi Insight Group to combine data management, analytics, industrial expertise, technology and outcomes into one great solution provider.


As Hitachi Vantara, we stand for data-driven innovation. This new brand was created with you, our customers, in mind. As the world changes how we all work, driving companies to evolve, we want to transform for and with the enterprises that are data-driven, too. With you, we want to innovate to reach meaningful outcomes for business and society, leaving the world a better place than we found it.


So what’s behind our new name? Hitachi Vantara is a nod to our storied history in data management and infrastructure in VIRTUALIZATION. It is also a name that represents our strategy for future growth – giving customers a VANTAGE POINT to uncover new insights in data for a competitive ADVANTAGE. We look forward to building this brand with all of you in the years to come. 


While we’ve got an awesome company name, it’s so much more than that. It’s about what new value this company will bring to our customers through the combination of our 100+ years of operational technology expertise and 58 years in IT. We’ve gathered the best of Hitachi to combine the digital and industrial worlds into something new that will last, grow and deliver outcomes that really matter. It’s also about creating a new culture for our employees—a culture that represents our drive to create something extraordinary while we enjoy the journey along the way.


It’s a rare opportunity to help a company that’s over 100 years old create something so big and new. This introduction of a new company has created a tangible moment in Hitachi’s transformation, one that shows the strength of our history, our ambition to take risks for a greater purpose and our noble commitment to our customers.


As the Chief Communications Officer at Hitachi Vantara, I had a unique insight on the creation of the company. Creating a new brand isn’t easy. Most companies take over a year to go through the process—we did it in 180 days. This was made possible by a nimble approach, a clear direction with strategic milestones and small sprints led by a small-but-mighty team. A feat this huge is impossible without dedication and collaboration, and all Hitachi organizations played a big part in the journey. Becoming Hitachi Vantara was nothing short of amazing, and I cannot talk about it without a huge “thank you” to all the teams across all functions to make it happen.  We also couldn’t have done it without the amazing support of our senior executive teams at Hitachi Vantara and Hitachi, Ltd. This display of participation and teamwork is truly inspiring and emphasizes Hitachi’s commitment to innovation and our customers.


Along with the announcement of Hitachi Vantara came the kickoff of NEXT, Hitachi’s new conference. This global platform gave us a chance to introduce ourselves to our customers and partners and provide a personal experience in getting to know the future of Hitachi. We couldn’t have thought of a better way to show you who Hitachi Vantara is and what our path leads to.


As the new generation of a renowned legacy, Hitachi Vantara was created with the intention to grow, evolve and expand along with our customers and partners. We’re well on our way to intelligent innovation and a better tomorrow, and this is just the beginning of the journey. We can’t wait to change the world with you.