Sara Gardner Chief Technology Officer, Hitachi Insight Group
Sara Gardner is Chief Technology Officer for Hitachi Insight Group – Hitachi’s global IoT business unit that combines IT and OT expertise from across its broad portfolio of companies. She collaborates with engineering, research, strategy and business teams across the Hitachi group of companies to drive both Internet of Things and Big Data technology strategy.
Sara was formally a founding executive of the US IoT business unit and has been with Hitachi for 5 years. Sara has close to 30 years of experience overall in the data management industry working primarily in data management and analytics. Her expertise includes Big Data, IoT, Data Warehousing, Analytics, Storage and Cloud.
Prior to HDS, Sara held Product Management, Strategy and Product Marketing leadership positions at Oracle, HP and Ingres. She holds a Computer Science degree and is passionate about data of all shapes and sizes and the undoubtedly transformative impact of the Internet of Things. Her Twitter handle is @IoTthatMatters and she is based in Santa Clara, CA.
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