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Mike Tanner

Mike Tanner, President & Chief Executive Officer Michael Tanner oversees the management and growth of Hitachi Data Systems Federal Corporation (HDS Federal), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), that provides Hitachi Data Systems solutions and services to the U.S. federal marketplace. Since joining Hitachi Data Systems in 2007 and progressing from district sales manager to regional vice president, the organization has increased its resource capabilities and grown more than 113% in revenues and profitability. In 2012, Tanner was one of two leaders recognized by HDS for outstanding leadership. Tanner has more than 31 years of experience in organizational management, solutions sales, development of strategic alliances, technical and business consulting and program management.

Recent Posts

What’s Government’s Role in Driving Smart City Development?

By Mike Tanner on Jun 3, 2016 5:00:00 PM


A 21st-century city should be prepared to use the Internet of Things (IoT) to produce data-driven benefits for its citizens. But to succeed, a city must be equipped with the right technologies in the right places. Of course, adopting and embedding these technologies throughout an entire infrastructure requires buy-in and technical capacity from many disparate parties, citywide. That’s no small challenge. Who takes the lead in making this collective adoption happen?

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Topics: Social Innovation, smart cities, Internet of Things, hitachi insight group

2016 Trends: Data Mobility and The Internet of Things

By Mike Tanner on Dec 8, 2015 9:54:32 AM

In 2015, we saw some spectacular advances and use case adoptions for new data and data management technologies in both private and public sectors, from storage virtualization and software-defined data centers to analytics and BI methodologies.

In 2016, there are a number of data technology trends that I believe will really begin to take hold.  Here are my top seven trends where I believe we will see some traction in the new year.

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Topics: Big Data, Cloud, SDI, Flash Storage, Data Analytics, Data Security, Internet of Things, Data Mobility

Navigating the Data Deluge

By Mike Tanner on Jul 28, 2015 6:10:18 PM

When I tell people at cocktail parties that I work with “data,” I almost immediately see the look of overwhelm on their faces, and the rows and columns of ones and zeros flying through their minds. Every day we hear IT executives and datacenter administrators saying they are drowning in that data. On the other hand, program managers, department directors, policy analysts and everyone else in government does not see those ones and zeros. They see (or are looking for) the information they need residing in Word documents, spreadsheets and Power Point presentations, videos and audio files. Often their data is compiled in a variety of siloed databases that in a perfect world would all ‘speak’ to each other and make processes more efficient.

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Topics: Big Data, Federal IT, Cloud, Data Storage

The Hitachi Advantage

By Mike Tanner on Jul 22, 2015 5:52:00 PM

As I talk to federal IT executives, I realize few know of the history of Hitachi Data Systems Federal, our relationship to Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) or Hitachi’s vision of Social Innovation.

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Topics: Big Data, Federal IT, Cloud, Data Storage, Social Innovation

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