Hitachi Consulting Expands Public Sector Practice with Industry Veterans

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Industry Heavy-Weights Join Hitachi Consulting's Public Sector practice. Company adds Vice Presidents for both its Department of Defense and Federal Civilian practices. Further strengthens Hitachi Consulting's commitment to bringing commerical best practices to help goverment achieve better results.

Federal Government New Hire

Hitachi Consulting Adds Federal Industry Veteran Wayne Bailey

“Hitachi Consulting has already established a track record as a catalyst of positive business change,” said Mike Craner, Vice President, Public Sector at Hitachi Consulting.

Hitachi Consulting, a leading provider of IT consulting and management consulting solutions and services, today announced the appointment of two new Vice Presidents to its Public Sector team. Mike Craner joins Hitachi Consulting as Vice President, Public Sector – DoD Practice and Wayne Bailey joins Hitachi Consulting as Vice President, Public Sector - Federal Civilian Practice.

Mike Craner brings deep technical and business acumen with more than 30 years of executive management and strategic consulting experience in the federal sector. In his new role, Mr. Craner will be primarily responsible for translating organizational strategic goals and go-to-market plans into the sale and delivery of consulting solutions and services, managing executive-level client relationships, and providing overall leadership to consulting personnel. Mr. Craner will also leverage his extensive experience to enhance Hitachi Consulting’s solution offerings and deliver the highest quality services to DoD clients worldwide.

Mr. Craner has been on the leading edge of IT transformation and business strategic development in both the DoD and civilian sectors. Beginning his federal career in the U.S. Air Force, he was later promoted to a Senior Civilian in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Most recently, he was the DoD Industry Client Partner at Oracle, and before that Mr. Craner held several management positions for Hewlett-Packard Federal. Over the years, Mr. Craner has established a strong relationship and great respect with DoD and industry CXO-level leaders.

“We are very excited to have Mike join the Hitachi Consulting U.S. Public Sector practice,” said John Bush, Senior Vice President and Practice Leader, Hitachi Consulting U.S. Public Sector. “Mike brings an extensive leadership track record in business and IT transformation within the Department of Defense. He will play an integral role in the continued expansion of Hitachi Consulting’s services to the federal government.”

“Hitachi Consulting has already established a track record as a catalyst of positive business change,” said Mike Craner, Vice President, Public Sector at Hitachi Consulting. “I’m very pleased to be joining the company and excited to add my experience and leadership to help facilitate growth and success for the public sector practice.”

With more than 30 years’ IT experience including 15 years of outstanding performance in the federal sector, Wayne Bailey is well known and respected for his extensive knowledge and skills in the implementation of Oracle Federal Financial applications for many large and complex federal agencies including the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Transportation and the Missile Defense Agency within the Department of Defense. Most recently he served as a Partner in CSC’s Oracle Federal Group, responsible for the growth and success of their Oracle offerings across the federal business. Prior to that Mr. Bailey held senior management and leadership roles at SofTec Solutions, Deloitte Consulting, BearingPoint and Oracle Corporation.

In his new role, Mr. Bailey will lead the Federal Civilian practice and will be responsible for translating organizational strategies and go-to-market plans into the sale and delivery of consulting solutions, expanding the company’s ability to help federal agencies achieve their missions. “We are very pleased to have Wayne join our Federal Civilian team,” said John. “Wayne has a wealth of financial transformation experience in both the public and private sectors and has led some of the more successful modernization projects within the Federal government. He shares our vision of bringing commercial best practices to help government achieve better results.”

Since its inception in 2010, Hitachi Consulting’s Public Sector practice has already made significant strides in the marketplace, having been named Microsoft U.S. Public Sector Federal XRM Partner of the Year and having successfully led a social services modernization program for the Bureau of Indian Affairs that was recognized by Computerworld as a 2011 Honors Laureate.

About Hitachi Consulting Corporation
Hitachi Consulting is the global business and IT consulting company of Hitachi Ltd. with operations throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The company is a recognized leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and solutions to Global 2000 companies across many industries. With a balanced view of strategy, people, process and technology, we work with companies to understand their unique business needs, and to develop and implement practical business strategies and technology solutions. From business strategy development through application deployment and maintenance, our consultants are committed to helping clients quickly realize measurable business value and achieve sustainable ROI. Hitachi Consulting's client base includes 25 percent of the Global 100 as well as many leading mid-market companies. We offer a client-focused, collaborative approach and transfer knowledge throughout each engagement. For more information, call 1.877.664.0010 or visit http://www.hitachiconsulting.com.
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About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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