Howard Holton is an analyst at Gigaom. He has worked in IT for three decades, the last half in executive leadership, as a CIO and CTO. He has been an engineer, an architect, and a leader in telecom, health care, automotive, retail, legal, and technology.
In the last decade, Howard focused on cloud technology and economics, data analytics, and digital transformation. As CTO of Hitachi Vantara, he spent his time developing digital transformation, IT, and data strategies for Fortune 1000 companies and global governments.
His years at Rheem Manufacturing, Hitachi Vantara, and others provided the experience that helped him develop a mind for leadership—the successful execution of vision and culture to inspire. Successful leadership is all about maximizing your team’s potential, as Howard has demonstrated over the course of his career.
Howard is also a technologist at heart; passionate about how data science and new technologies can be used to accelerate time-to-market and better serve the customer, now and in the future. Howard has been a trusted advisor and agent of change to a number of organizations, bringing vision and successful execution to internal and external customers alike.