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Sara Gardner

VP and CTO, Social Innovation and Global Industries Solutions, Hitachi Data Systems

Sara Gardner is the Chief Technology Officer for Hitachi Data System’s Social Innovation Business Unit (Hitachi Internet of Things solutions). She collaborates with engineering, research and business teams across the Hitachi group of companies to drive both Internet of Things and Big Data technology strategy.

She has over 25 years in the data management industry working primarily in data management and analytics and has a degree in Computer Science. Her expertise includes Big Data, IoT, Data Warehousing, Analytics, Storage and Cloud. Prior to HDS she held Product Management, Strategy and Marketing leadership positions at Oracle, HP and Ingres.

She is passionate about data of all shapes and sizes and the undoubtedly transformative impact of the Internet of Things.