Hitachi Systems: Reorganization of the North American group companies to extend global managed services

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Hitachi Systems: Reorganization of the North American group companies to extend global managed services

Hitachi Systems, Ltd. (“Hitachi Systems”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TOKYO: 6501), today announced that Cumulus Systems Inc. (“Cumulus Systems”) and Hitachi Systems Security Inc. (“Hitachi Systems Security”), its North American affiliates, are being reorganized to provide managed services (Superior Security Services, Advanced Performance Analytics Services, etc.) for global markets with the aim of further expanding global business.

Restructuring of the North American group companies

Effective October 1, Cumulus Systems will change its corporate name to Hitachi Systems Trusted Cyber ​​Management Inc. (“Hitachi Systems TCM”) and acquire Hitachi Systems Security as a subsidiary. In addition, Hitachi Systems TCM acquires Hitachi Systems Security USA, Inc. in an absorption merger.

With this merger, Hitachi Systems TCM acquires Hitachi Systems Security, a security services company in Canada, and Cumulus Systems Private Ltd, a development company in India, as subsidiaries, furthering a managed security services business strategy that leverages the expertise and technology of both companies uses.

Management structure for Hitachi Systems TCM

With this reorganization, the Group companies responsible for the security industry will share the leadership of Hitachi Systems TCM to strengthen the governance structure and expand our managed security services business worldwide.

Hitachi Systems TCM appoints Scott Wiebe as CEO. Scott Wiebe is currently CEO and CFO of Cumulus Systems, a world-class engineering company developing performance analytics technologies since 2006. In addition, Anthony Subero, current CEO of Hitachi Systems Security, which has provided security and privacy services in North America and Europe since 1999, will also be appointed COO. At the same time, Motoaki Yamamura is appointed CSO. Motoaki Yamamura is currently Vice President of Secure Brain Corporation, a Japanese company that has been providing cutting-edge technology in the field of cyber security since 2004.

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Restructuring objective and future direction

On April 1st this year, Hitachi, Ltd. Hitachi Digital LLC (“Hitachi Digital”) *1 located in North America, a region with a rapidly growing digital market. Hitachi Digital is to take the lead in developing and executing a digital strategy for the entire Hitachi Group and aims to maximize synergies with other divisions of Hitachi in order to accelerate the expansion of the Lumada *2 business for the entire Hitachi Group .

As part of Hitachi’s digital strategies, Hitachi Systems TCM will combine Cumulus Systems’ technical capabilities with Hitachi Systems Security’s security technology and experience to optimize the security services platform. With this improvement we want

  • develop proactive security monitoring services that detect and report cyber risks before they become a threat,
  • track more complex threat data and
  • continue the conventional threat detection services for security monitoring.

In this way, we will create new security services that will allow us to add value to customers and expand our business into North America and Europe. In addition, Hitachi Systems TCM intends to improve its SOC (Security Operations Center) in India and its ability to provide professional security services to solidify its status as one of the world’s leading security solution providers.

In addition, Hitachi Systems views India as a strategic region for expanding its global business. Hitachi Systems TCM will work with Hitachi Systems India Pvt Ltd (“Hitachi Systems India”), leveraging their extensive experience in the Indian market, advanced technological know-how and the comprehensive strength of the Hitachi Group, the global technology leader, to deliver the Provide the expertise needed to manage a range of digital ecosystems from cable to cloud and implement cutting-edge security services.

*1 Hitachi Digital LLC was renamed Hitachi Global Digital Holdings LLC, expanding the role and functions of Hitachi Global Digital Holdings, a business organization that previously oversaw the digital business of the IT sector.

*2 is the name of Hitachi’s advanced digital solutions and services that transform data into insights that drive the digital transformation of social infrastructure.

Commentary by Jun Taniguchi, CEO at Hitachi Digital

In North America and the rest of the world, demand for DX is expected to increase in areas of social infrastructure such as energy, transportation and industry. Security is a very important area for us when it comes to commercializing strategic themes within the Hitachi Group and delivering innovative value to customers through OT x IT x Products. Hitachi Digital will work closely with newly formed company Hitachi Systems TCM to expand its Lumada business globally.

Commentary by Scott Wiebe, CEO and CFO at Cumulus Systems

By building a world-class engineering team focused on performance analysis tools, software engineering, and professional services, Cumulus Systems has continually created value for its customers. In recent years, we have implemented this value at Hitachi Systems Security by providing security engineering and security services. With the merger of the two companies to form Hitachi Systems TCM, we will continue to benefit from the convergence of technology, knowledge and processes and look forward to delivering greater value to our customers in North America, Europe, India and Japan.

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Commentary by Anthony Subero, CEO at Hitachi Systems Security

With this reorganization, we will offer our customers a high level of availability and reliability for their critical business systems by using proven tools/solutions for cyber security, data protection and performance analysis.

However, the true strength of this merger lies in bringing together a cadre of globally experienced and professional professionals who can deliver value to employees and global customers. I’m really looking forward to the future!

Commentary by Anuj Gupta, CEO at Hitachi Systems India

Hitachi, Ltd. has identified India as a key region for its global strategy due to the rapid growth of its IT services industry. Hitachi Systems, a core Information and Telecom Systems company of the Hitachi Group, has actively promoted initiatives centered on Hitachi Systems India to secure the foundation of the IT services business and expand the business in India generally. In addition to our traditional sales of products and maintenance services, our main focus is on the business areas of security and services. We are pleased to welcome Hitachi Systems TCM’s advanced security services to our portfolio. Hitachi Systems India will not only support its huge customer base with the best services.

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