Kevin Eggleston leads the Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) business and strategies for big data, vertical industries, and social innovation, the company’s approach to integrating IT and infrastructure technologies for a safer, more secure world. Under his leadership, HDS has developed a unique approach to capturing, managing, and analyzing big data. He is building a team of industry experts, aligning businesses and innovation labs across Hitachi Ltd. to develop and take to market industry solutions that drive business outcomes in telecommunications, healthcare, public safety, automotive, IT analytics, and oil and gas. Kevin is responsible for business planning, solution requirements, and aligned research and development. Prior to his current role, Kevin was SVP and general manager of HDS Asia Pacific. During his four years in this role, the region’s revenue nearly doubled. He joined HDS in 2005 as Western Region vice president in the company’s Americas sales division. He oversaw sales in a 20-state region and was credited with leading revenue growth and significant market share gains. A seasoned professional of the storage industry with more than 30 years of experience, Kevin spent 24 years at StorageTek—12 years in the U.S. field in sales, sales management, and branch management positions, and 12 years in international field positions, including managing StorageTek business in Latin America and Asia South Pacific. He also managed U.S. and international regions for two and a half years at BlueArc. Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from the University of Colorado.