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Bob Plumridge

Bob Plumridge

Chief Technology Officer- EMEA, Hitachi Data Systems

Bob Plumridge is the Chief Technology Officer for Hitachi Data Systems in Europe Middle East & Africa. In this role, Bob is responsible for aligning technology vision with business strategy and evangelising this vision to the press, analysts, existing and potential customers.

With over 30 years’ experience in storage, Bob’s expertise is both wide and deep having worked in many roles in the industry from Field Engineering to Technical Product Support through to his present CTO role.

Bob has worked for a variety of companies including ICL, Memorex Telex and EMC prior to joining HDS in 1988. Also, Bob is currently on the Board of Directors of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) for EMEA. Bob has been involved with SNIA E for over 10 years, 8 of which he served as Chairman.