Key channel positions to accelerate channel growth

Calgary, Canada -- November 13, 2009 -- Hitachi ID Systems, a leading provider of identity and access management (IAM) solutions, is pleased to announce appointments to two key executive positions as part of its global expansion strategy.

“These positions will focus on leveraging both the Hitachi brand and global, strategic partners to expand Hitachi ID's reach into the global identity and access management market,” says Gideon Shoham, CEO. “Hitachi ID's channel program supplements our strong relationships with global IT outsourcers as well as an extensive network of resellers and integrators.”

Tom Halle joins as Vice President, Channel and Alliances, responsible for the expansion of Hitachi ID's strategic channel sales through BMC™. Jay Nelson joins the executive team as Vice President, Channel Strategy, responsible for new partner development and overall channel strategy.

Tom is a 27-year veteran of the high-tech industry - with eighteen years as a technologist and successful entrepreneur, and nine years as a leading executive of complex commercial and technical alliances. He has created ground breaking partnerships with companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Nokia, Motorola, VMware, BMC, Unisys, EDS, CSC, Siebel, and Symantec, delivering new products and new customer value, driving into new markets, and generating hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenue.

Jay is a senior channel professional with 18 years of experience in channel marketing, strategic alliances, product marketing and sales strategy. He has built channels and strategic relationships as well as consulted with major technology vendors on go-to-market and channel development strategies, new product introductions, and sales and marketing through partners like VMware, NETApp and Dell. Jay is an MBA graduate of the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree specializing in Information Systems from the University of Calgary.

About Hitachi ID Systems

Hitachi ID Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of identity and access management solutions. Hitachi ID software helps almost 1000 organizations with over 12 million combined users meet security, internal control, regulatory compliance, IT cost reduction and user service objectives.

Hitachi ID Identity and Access Management Suite includes Hitachi ID Identity Manager, Hitachi ID Password Manager and Hitachi ID Privileged Access Manager These products manage identities, entitlements and authentication factors across both on-premises and SaaS applications in the cloud.

Industry analyst Ovum Consulting recently recognized Hitachi ID Systems as an enterprise identity and access management powerhouse, citing the company's robust technology and exemplary customer support. Ovum “believes that Hitachi ID's focus on reducing the administrative and helpdesk burden and the company's focus on bottom-up IAM reflects the way in which organizations operate.”

For more information about Hitachi ID Systems and its products, please visit or call 1.403.233.0740.

Hitachi ID Systems Contact

Dawn Mallyon
VP Marketing
Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.
500, 1401 1st Street S.E
Calgary, AB T2G 2J3
1.403.233.0740 ext. 324