Philip Townsend

Philip Townsend

Senior Vice President, Global Solutions & Innovation

Philip Townsend is responsible for Hitachi Consulting’s Global Solutions & Innovation team, which includes worldwide solution development, corporate marketing and sales/delivery readiness. Under Phil’s leadership, Hitachi Consulting is enabling clients to take advantage of disruption in their industries by bringing solutions to market that help customers accelerate their transformation to digital business. Phil is also an active Board Member of oXya, a Hitachi Group Company focused on SAP services.

Prior to his current role, he was Vice President of Global Services Business Operations for Hitachi Data Systems, where he helped grow the organization into one of the largest and most profitable business segments in HDS. He also held multiple leadership positions of increasing responsibility such as sales operations, corporate marketing communications and global product marketing. 

Before joining Hitachi Data Systems, Phil served seven years at Memorex Telex (UK) Ltd., starting out as a product manager for storage products. Prior to Memorex, Phil spent five years at NBS Ltd. where he managed software development for credit card embossing, encryption and encoding solutions. 

Phil earned a Master of Business Administration from the Open University Business School in the UK.