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Octavian Tanase Chief Product Officer, Hitachi Vantara

Most recently SVP of hybrid cloud engineering at NetApp

Tanase Hitachi VantaraHitachi Vantara LLC, subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., announced that Octavian Tanase has joined the company as its chief product officer, effective now.




In this role, he is responsible for the vision, strategy, development, and execution of the company’s product portfolio to ensure that his firm continues to create and deliver innovative products, services, and solutions that meet business requirements, drive adoption and engagement, and transform customer experiences.

He reports to Sheila Rohra, CEO.

The pace of transformation is accelerating at an exponential rate due to the rise of generative AI and the explosive growth of processing required for data, creating unparalleled opportunities for businesses to innovate and reshape user experiences,” said Rohra. “Octavian brings a long and successful track record of aligning market insights, customer feedback, and customer technology challenges with strategic product planning, innovation, and speed to market. With his strategic mindset and passion for execution, we are excited about the impact Octavian will bring, and are thrilled to welcome him to the Hitachi Vantara family.”

An experienced engineering and product development leader, Tanase brings more than 25 years of experience, including engineering roles responsible for core storage technology, hardware platform development, software and systems development, application integration, and data protection. Most recently, he was the SVP of hybrid cloud engineering at NetApp, where he led the integration of software portfolio in the AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform clouds. Prior to that, he held engineering and product development positions at Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and several Silicon Valley start-ups.

He is a University of California, Berkeley graduate and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Hitachi Vantara is at the forefront of delivering innovative and customer-focused data storage and hybrid cloud solutions that can directly improve data-driven decision making and positively influence the bottom line,” he said. “My goal is to help the company expand its leadership position by harnessing the power of generative AI and other emerging technologies to drive even greater innovation in its portfolio. I look forward to working with Sheila and the Hitachi Vantara leadership team to help our customers meet their business objectives.”

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