Hitachi Data Systems CTO defects to AWS

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Hitachi Data Systems CTO defects to AWS
Adrian De Luca

Former Hitachi Data Systems Asia Pacific chief technology officer Adrian De Luca has joined Amazon Web Services after 17 years at HDS.

De Luca joined AWS as Asia Pacific head of partner and ecosystems solution architecture, according to LinkedIn.

While at HDS, De Luca held several important roles such as storage software director for Australia and later Asia Pacific, and pre-sales and chief technology officer for ANZ. He became chief technology officer in 2013.

Both AWS and HDS declined CRN's requests for comment.

De Luca is not the only former HDS figure to appear at AWS – Simon Elisha has rejoined the cloud giant as head of solution architecture for the public sector for Australia and New Zealand. Elisha previously worked for AWS between 2011 and 2014 as principal solution architect, according to LinkedIn.

Both De Luca and Elisha worked together at HDS between 2005 and 2010.

Elisha has 25 years' experience in the IT industry. He worked for PwC, Symantec, Hitachi, Cisco and Pivotal where he was chief technology officer of field engineering for Australia and New Zealand.

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