Paul is the Chief Technology Officer for Hitachi responsible for the leading technology trend mastery and evangelism, client executive advocacy, and external delivery of the Hitachi vision and strategy especially related to Digital Transformation and Social Innovation. Additionally, Paul contributes to field enablement of Data Intelligence and Analytics, interprets and translates complex technology trends including Cloud, Mobility, Governance, and Information Management; and represents Americas in the Global Technology Office, the Hitachi LTD R&D division. In his role of trusted advisor to the CIO community, Paul’s explicit goal is to ensure clients’ problems are solved and opportunities realized. Prior to joining Hitachi, and for the past 20 years as a client, Paul has focused on technology R&D and innovation, IT/business strategic plans and governance, security and risk management, software and infrastructure architecture as the CTO and Senior Executive Technologist of several financial services organizations from start-ups to large business services providers. Paul is a frequent speaker at technology and industry events as well as a reoccurring lecturer at various higher educational institutions on topics ranging from IT leadership to Business Analytics/Internet of Things. Paul also serves as a member of The IT Media Group’s advisory board and the Trusted Advisory Board providing guidance on compelling issues and topics for CIOs and the vendors that serve them, ensuring that the company remains relevant and valuable to both communities.