Howard Holton

CTO, Hitachi Ventara
  • Howard started in the technology industry in 1988 with the development of PleadPerfect for law offices.  He moved into the networking space with Lantastic ArcNet networks to enable file and print sharing and found a love for how business used technology to solve problems.
  • Howard spent the rest of the 1990’s deep in the world of Novell and Windows NT in the Education, Legal and Fed space as a consultant.  In 2000 he moved to Verizon and then WellPoint where he worked as an Enterprise Architect.
  • Howards move into exec leadership came with a move into Retail Automotive where he began running IT departments.  This, in turn, brought him full circle to the CIO position of a legal services company, where he was a Hitachi reference customer.
  • Howard joined Hitachi Vantara as the Global Director of Enterprise Architecture and was promoted in April of 2019 to the CTO of Smart Spaces, Public Safety and Governance.
  • Howard splits his time as a speaker and with customers helping them solve business problems as well as develop Data Strategy, IT strategy and Digital strategy to move their business to the next evolution of what they can become.