Nick Howe

Nick is the Chief Learning Officer of Area9 Learning ApS, a leader in the field of adaptive learning.  Nick is responsible for strategy, product direction, and customer experience.

For twelve years Nick was the Vice President of Learning and Development of Hitachi Data Systems. He was responsible for creating HDS Academy, HDS' corporate university responsible for employee development, the education and certification offerings for customers and partners, and for internal and external online communities. Hitachi Data Systems, headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, is the global information solutions company within Hitachi, Ltd.

With 30 years’ experience of global IT sales, sales enablement and delivery, Nick is passionate about the transformation of customer experiences, partner relationships and employee performance through learning and collaboration.  In his previous role at Hitachi Data Systems, Nick was Director of the Global Solution Services division for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Prior to joining Hitachi Data Systems in 1999, Nick was at EDS Corporation leading outsourcing teams.  He began his career at Bechtel Corporation, a global leader in engineering construction and worked on engineering projects throughout the world. He received his degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK.

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