Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, is forming a global Office of Technology and Planning (Global OTP).

The office will be led by Michael Hay, vice president and chief engineer, global product planning, Hitachi Data Systems, with the IT Platform Division Group (ITPD) of Hitachi.

The group is working within the Hitachi Data Systems Community on Open Innovation, programming models that are needed for the future of advanced analytics, and emerging IT trends.