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Nick Howe

Hitachi Data Systems
Vice President, Learning and Collaboration


For the past 10 years, Nick Howe has been the vice president of HDS Academy, the global learning organization of Hitachi Data Systems. He is responsible for employee development, for the education and certification offerings for customers and partners, and for internal and external online communities. Hitachi Data Systems, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is the global information solutions company within Hitachi, Ltd.™

With 25 years’ experience of global IT sales, sales enablement and delivery, Howe is passionate about the transformation of customer experiences, partner relationships and employee performance through learning and collaboration. In his previous role at Hitachi Data Systems, Howe was director of the global solution services division for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Prior to joining Hitachi Data Systems in 1999, Howe was at EDS Corp. leading outsourcing teams. He began his career at Bechtel Corp., a global leader in engineering construction and worked on engineering projects throughout the world. He received his degree in chemical engineering from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the U.K.