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Jay Erikson


Jay Erikson is a global director in learning and development at Hitachi Vantara. He leads the teams responsible for product and technical training and certification for employees, partners, and customers. For more than 20 years, Jay has been responsible for various global sales and technical training programs, including work for Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Sun, and the Aberdeen Group. Jay is passionate about learning and enjoys helping others develop skills to be successful in their careers. While working for Hitachi, he led a corporate social responsibility project in collaboration with Peace Parks Foundation to provide training for farmers and laptops for schools in remote villages in Zambia. Prior to entering the learning industry, Jay worked for Senator Hank Brown in Washington, DC. Jay lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with his wife, Ria, and two children, Alex and Grace. Jay served as an interviewee for Leading the Learning Function.

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