Paul is the Global CTO at Hitachi Vantara responsible for the leading technology evangelism, client executive advocacy, and external delivery of the Hitachi vision and strategy especially related to Digital Transformation and Social Innovation. Additionally, through various technology and industry forums, Paul interprets and translates complex technology trends including Digital Transformation, Agile IT, Data Mobility, Governance, IoT, AI/ML and the role of the CxO. In his role of trusted advisor to the CIO/CTO community, Paul’s explicit goal is to ensure clients’ problems are solved and opportunities realized through the use of ecosystems of talent, technology and information. Prior to joining Hitachi, and for the past 25+ years as a client, Paul has focused on technology R&D and innovation, IT/business strategic plans and governance, security and risk management, software and infrastructure architecture as the CTO and Senior Executive Technologist of several financial services organizations from start-ups to large business services providers. Paul is a frequent speaker at technology and industry events as well as a reoccurring lecturer at various higher educational institutions on topics ranging from IT leadership to Big Data/Internet of Things. Paul also serves as a member of Masters of Business Analytics (MBAN) advisory board at Schulich School of Business, the IT Media Group’s advisory board, and the Trusted Advisory Board proving guidance on compelling issues and topics for CIOs and the vendors that serve them, ensuring that the company remains relevant and valuable to both communities. Paul can be found at his Blog, on Twitter and on LinkedIn.