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Jonathan HinkleJonathan Hinkle
Conference Chair
Director, System Platform Technologist

Jonathan Hinkle is Director, Systems Platform Technologist at Lenovo, driving new server architecture and technologies in their Enterprise Product Group. Previously, Jonathan was Storage and Memory Systems Architect at Viking Technology, where he developed next-generation memory and storage products and technologies. Before Viking, Mr. Hinkle worked at IBM where he developed server systems ranging from high-end enterprise boxes to blade servers. He is the chairman of the JC45.1 RDIMM committee and the Hybrid Memory Module task group in the JEDEC standards organization. He also invented and drove first development of the VLP DIMM and the SATADIMM SSD. He is a senior member of the IEEE and has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University.

nAileen ArcillaameAileen Arcilla
Research Manager, Enterprise Impact

What I bring to the table:
- ability to craft business, product and go-to-market strategy - continually building market intelligence enterprise mobility, cloud computing technology / infrastructure, and Big Data
- experience across the networking infrastructure value chain, from semiconductors to applications/services, leveraging them to comment on cloud computing
- critical thinking skills and operational experience to make unbiased recommendations
- the ability to foster relationships with established companies, emerging startups, VCs and universities to exchange info and facilitate future transactions.

Nishi AhujaNishi Ahuja
Data Center Architect
High Density Computing/Cloud Division Datacenter Group

Nishi has over 17 years of business experience devoted to Information Systems development, deployment and operations. For the last 10 years Nishi has worked as Data Center Architect for Intel Corporation in number of roles from high density computing, Data Center Migration/Optimization, Performance Engineering to Consolidation. Nishi’s current focus is developing and productizing Intel IP for datacenter innovation, Datacenter optimization engagements, influencing platform technologies through key learning’s on customer engagements and creating industry mindshare/awareness for Intel Architecture. Before joining Intel Nishi has another 7 years experience, working for DaimlerChrysler as a Senior Specialist. At EDS, She was a software developer. Nishi also have BS in Electronics and Electrical Communication engineering and MS in Computer Science.

Hans AshlockHans Ashlock
Technical Marketing Manager




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Semih AslanSemih Aslan
Assistant Professor
Texas State University




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Cameron BaharCameron Bahar
VP/Global CTO




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Brian A. BergBrian A. Berg
Berg Software Design

Berg Software Design is a consultancy that has provided design and development services for storage devices, storage interfaces and file systems since 1985.

Brian A. Berg, its President, has a wealth of experience with Flash Memory, Optical Storage (CD, DVD), Magnetic Storage and RAID Arrays; USB, SCSI, iSCSI, SAS, IDE/ATA/ATAPI/SATA and Fibre Channel; and Storage Area Networks (SAN) and Server Blades.

Brian has been a software and firmware developer, project lead, industry analyst, seminar leader, technical marketer and technical writer. He has participated in over 50 conferences as a speaker, session chair and conference chair. He has also worked extensively with intellectual property and patents, particularly in the storage arena.

Frank BerryFrank Berry
CO/Chief Analyst
IT Brand Pulse

A 30-year veteran of the IT industry including senior executive positions with QLogic and Quantum, Frank runs the Unified Networking practice. This group provides data and analysis about the convergence of Ethernet, Fibre Channel and InfiniBand technology.

nameDileep Bhandarkar
VP Technology

Dr. Dileep Bhandarkar joined Microsoft as a Distinguished Engineer responsible for Server Hardware Architecture and Standards for Global Foundation Services in May 2007. Global Foundation Services delivers the foundational platform for Microsoft’s Online Services, including MSN and Windows Live-branded services, Microsoft communication and collaboration services, as well as 150 additional services and Web portals.

He was elected an IEEE Fellow in 1997 for contributions and technical leadership in the design of complex and reduced instruction set architecture and in computer system performance analysis. In 1998, he was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, where he received his B. Tech in Electrical Engineering in 1970. He also has a M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and has done graduate work in Business Administration at the University of Dallas.

Prior to joining Microsoft, he was Director of Advanced Architecture in the CTO Office of Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group and a lead spokesperson for evangelizing Intel server platform technologies to the industry and financial analysts. He was an Intel Distinguished Lecturer for several years. He has held several Director-level positions related to CPU and Platform Architecture, and Strategic Planning over a 12 year career at Intel. He was instrumental in driving the strategic decision to implement AMD compatible 64-bit x86 architecture at Intel, and pioneered the adoption of energy efficient microprocessor cores across Intel’s product line.

Prior to joining Intel in 1995, he spent almost 18 years at Digital Equipment Corporation, where he managed processor and system architecture, and performance analysis work related to the VAX, Prism, MIPS, and Alpha architectures. He also worked at Texas Instruments for 4 years in their research labs in a variety of areas including magnetic bubble memories, charge coupled devices, fault tolerant memories, and computer architecture.

Dr. Bhandarkar holds 16 U.S. Patents and has published more than 30 technical papers in various journals and conference proceedings. He is also the author of a book titled Alpha Implementations and Architecture. He has delivered several invited keynote speeches at computer and financial industry conferences.

Jean BozmanJean Bozman
Research VP

Jean S. Bozman is a well-respected IT professional with more than 20 years of experience covering the worldwide markets for operating environments, servers and the workloads that run on servers. Ms. Bozman began her career at IDC in 1996, focusing on the worldwide market for server operating systems. In her current role as research vice president in IDC's Enterprise Server Group, she analyzes the worldwide server market and she manages the Clustering and Availability Software (CLAS) market research for IDC.

Ms. Bozman is widely quoted in business publications, including BusinessWeek and Investors Business Daily; in daily newspapers, including the San Jose Mercury News and Los Angeles Times; and in online publications, such as CNET (, Bloomberg and Reuters. Pior to joining IDC, Ms. Bozman was an editor at Computerworld.

She started Computerworld's Chicago Bureau in 1987, initiating Computerworld's coverage in the Midwest, and she moved to California as the publication's Senior West Coast Editor in 1989, covering the open-systems market. Ms. Bozman holds a B.S. in earth and space sciences from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook and a master's degree from Stanford University.

Sachin DesaiSachin Desai
Storage Architect
Avalanche Technology





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Rich FetikRich Fetik
Data Confidential

Richard Fetik, CISSP, is CEO and founder of Data Confidential, a security consultancy focusing on data confidentiality, system reliability, and reductions in operating costs. He is an expert at designing security into the real world, including embedded systems and devices as well as traditional IT systems. Rich has broad product experience from design and development through market introduction and evangelism. He is also the inventor of a new security model that includes the patented storage firewall and other technologies; this approach provides protection for device integrity (anti-tamper), information assurance, and data confidentiality, while enhancing operational adaptability and preserving functionality while under cyber-attack.

Steve GarceauSteve Garceau
Tech Mktg Mgr

Steve Garceau joined QLogic in 2013 as an Enterprise Technical Marketing Manager in the storage industry with an emphasis on solid state technologies. Steve has more than 24 years’ experience in the storage industry through multiple product marketing and application engineering roles with companies such as Silicon Image, Apple, STEC, and QLogic.
Specialties: SS product development, storage architectures, new product introduction, technical marketing, market analysis, competitive analysis, solutions-based collateral development.

Jacob HallJacob Hall
Innovation Wrangler
Wells Fargo

Jacob Hall is VP/Systems Architect Wholesale Strategic Architecture and Innovation Wrangler at Wells Fargo. He currently manages a team and portfolio of over 200 laboratory projects. He has created a global incubator and accelerator that has successfully promoted a culture of innovation. His projects have contributed to new revenue, improved operational efficiency, delivered new business capabilities, and improved time to market. He has also supported technology industry entrepreneurs, VC partners, and internal business teams through advisory and mentoring roles. He has 20 years experience in the financial industry including previous positions with Wachovia and First Union. He holds a Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a BS in Information Technology from Capella University.

Peter HoptonPeter Hopton

I'm an Entrepreneur, with skills in market strategy, ideas, innovation and technology. I'm an ideas persons and I'm one for spotting inefficiencies within systems, which has led me into the realms of "GreenIT"
I invented Iceotope, a server cooling technology that has had millions of pounds of investment and I believe will change the data center and server industry forever. I'm now the CEO of this promising technology company that encapsulated electronics inside of liquid filled blades.

Robert HormuthRobert Hormuth
Director Server Architecture





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David JeskeyDavid Jeskey
National Account Manager
Sentinel Connector

David (Dave) Jeskey is the National and Key Accounts Manager at Sentinel Connector Systems (the inventors of the RJ45). He is a board member of the Communications Cable and Connectivity Association (CCCA), and a general council member of the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA). Dave has held positions Product Management and Strategic Planning positions with Raytheon, Cooper Industries (Belden), and Panduit and Allied-Signal (Amphenol). Dave is a specialist in wire, cable and connectivity for high speed data communications.

Murat KarsliogluMurat Karslioglu
Director Storage Systems


Murat Karslioglu joined Nexenta Systems as Director of Storage Systems in 2011. Currently in CTO office, responsible of research and development of strategic projects. Most recently he was responsible of full life cycle and delivery schedule of Nexenta VSA for VMware Horizon View.
Murat has over 15 years of technical entrepreneurship experience in building storage systems, network security, virtualization solution and complex datacenter solutions.
Prior to joining Nexenta Systems, Murat was Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Raidundant, where he led the development of high performance storage storage subsystem and holds a patent on "Modular interface-independent storage solution system". Murat served as Chief R&D Engineer at Aberdeen from November 2005 until March 2011, and was Sr. System Architect at Microsoft.
Murat holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Sakarya University, an MBA from the Istanbul Technical University and 25 highly respected IT certifications. He has 20 IT publications and over 500 articles published.

Gary KotzurGary Kotzur
Distinguished Engineer/Director





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Thane LarsonThane Larson
Platform Architect





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Lakshmi MandyamLakshmi Mandyam
Director Server Systems

Lakshmi Mandyam, Director of Server Systems & Ecosystem, ARM, is thrilled to be working on products and technologies that she can excitedly point to when she is out and about with her family. At ARM she is delighted to be able to change people’s perceptions about being able to deliver high performance enterprise solutions in a energy efficient mobile power profile.

Brian MartinBrian Martin
Enterprise Marketing: Product Manager





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KRS MurthyKRS Murthy
I Cubed

KRS Murthy is an experienced venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur. He is currently focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and competitive strategy. He has led many companies at many different stages and has grown companies to sales of over $500 million. He is a popular speaker at conferences around the world and a leader in many technical societies, including IEEE Nanotechnology Council, IEEE Engineering Management Society, IEEE Computer Society, Silicon Valley Engineering Council, and IEEE Standards Board.

Murthy also has experience as a Country Manager for AT&T and AT&T Bell Labs and as a professor of computer engineering at California State University, Fullerton. He has received a Distinguished Service Award from the IEEE Engineering Management Society and a Distinguished Achievement Award from the President of India.

Tinh NgoTinh Ngo
Director Business Development – Data Communications
Viking Technology

Enterprise Strategic Marketing and Communications Director with over 10 years experience with brand development and marketing to the storage industry with specialization in Solid State technologies.
Seasoned in both corporate and marketing communications with the ability to developed unique go-to-market strategies that enhances alignment with customer needs, creating strategic marketing plans that leveraged multiple channels and mediums to drive lead generation, product demand and brand development.

Sergis MushellSergis Mushell
Principal Research Analyst

Sergis Mushell is a Research Director with Gartner's Technology and Service Provider Research group. His primary focus is on processors and graphic processors, heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) technology (Intel, AMD, ARM, MIPS, Power, Nvidia, Imagination), microprocessors UPU and GPU, ARM processors, and MIPS processors. Mr. Mushell also covers the impact of the cloud, data centers and virtualization on semiconductors. He covers the semiconductor medical applications, with a focus on remote patient monitoring and diagnostic electronic equipment. In storage area, Mr. Mushell focuses on SAN infrastructure related to HBA and FC switches and director system environments, HCA Infiniband, 10 Gigabit Ethernet NIC and LOM, FCoE, CNA (Brocade, Cisco, Emulex, Qlogic, Mellanox, Chelsio, Intel, Broadcom), and all storage semiconductors, including NAS, SATA, SAS, FC and RAID silicon solutions, as well as networking semiconductors with focus on software-defined networks (SDNs) and converged networks (Cavium, Broadcom, EZchip, Netronome, LSI, Freescale)

Andrew More O’FerrallAndrew More O’Ferrall
Business Development Manager
Neova Solutions





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Sev OnyshkevychSev Onyshkevych
VP Marketing
FieldView Solutions

As CEO and senior marketing consultant with In Vino Veritas Consultants, Onyshkevych provided marketing strategy, market development and partner development for technology businesses as well as managing various go-to-market product developments. Most notably, as VP of Global Marketing for Raritan Computer, Inc., Onyshkevych increased the company’s sales more than twofold by building a global marketing and product management organization to expand the company’s international presence. Additionally, as president of Raritan Computer Japan, he reorganized the company’s sales offices, enabling them to grow sales by over 180 percent.
Onyshkevych holds an MBA in Business Administration from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University.

Devashish PaulDevashish Paul
Senior Product Manager

I am responsible for outbound marketing of IDT's RapidIO product portfolio and product management for PCIe to RapidIO products as well as the Data Compression portfolio for wireless networks. Includes ownership of product line P&L and market penetration/growth strategy. In this role, I set the outbound marketing strategy for the group, drive product launches , partnership programs, lead customer engagements in wireless, Industrial, medical imaging and military/critical embedded markets. One of my key roles is the penetration for IDT products into Server, Supercomputing and Data Center.

Adrian ProctorAdrian Proctor
VP Marketing
Viking Technology

Executive with a proven track record of success. Key roles in the development and management of successful world-wide product strategies and launches.
20+ years of Semiconductor and Technology experience in both the United Kingdom & USA. With various roles in management, strategic marketing, product development and business development.
A broad technical knowledge of Enterprise Storage, Server, Telecommunications and Industrial markets. With in depth focus on Non-Volatile Memory Technologies including NVDIMM, Storage Class Memories (SCM), NAND Flash based storage, Solid State Drives (SSD), DRAM and mixed technology memory solutions.

Renato RecioRenato Recio
Distinguished Engineer/IBM Data Center Marketing CTO






Charles RegoCharles Rego
Chief Datacenter Architect / HighDensity Computing / Cloud Division
Intel Datacenter Group

Charles Rego is a Senior Principal Engineer at Intel Corporation and is currently filling the challenging role as the Chief Data Center Architect for the High Density & Cloud Infrastructure Division. He is responsible for enabling and evangelizing energy efficient power and thermal technologies and defining next generation data center design specifications as well as working with customers to solve data center issues.
Mr. Rego is a 16 year Intel veteran, with over 30 years of industry experience in data center engineering, thermal modeling, and control process optimization techniques.He is currently performing leading technology work in regards to server airflow management, thermal scheduling, higher temperature operations, and improvements in data center simulation techniques. Mr. Rego is an Associate Member of ASHRAE and serves on several standards committees involved in defining the next generation data center specifications.
Mr. Rego holds a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Methodist University and a Master's Degree in Computer Engineering from Saint Martin's College. He is currently pursuing a PhD degree in Systems Engineering with emphasis on Telecommunications Traffic Analysis and Optimized Infrastructure Design.

Adam RobertsAdam Roberts
Solid State Memory Architect





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Balaram SinaroyBalaram Sinaroy
IBM Fellow/Power Systems

Balaram, who holds a doctorate degree in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and more than 80 patents to his credit, proved early in his career to be a deep—and prescient—thinker. In the mid-90s, the microprocessor industry was at a crossroad. Within the industry and IBM, there was vigorous debate on what architecture to invest in. "I evaluated the VLIW (Very Long Instruction Word) processor technology and recommended that this should not be the strategic direction for IBM's server business. Intel made the decision to go in that direction. We decided not to follow Intel. In retrospect, it was the right decision.”

Anil VasudevaAnil Vasudeva
IMEX Research

Anil Vasudeva is the founder and president of IMEX Research & Consulting - a technology-markets research company specializing in next generation computing infrastructure, Network Storage, Networking and End-to-End Internet technologies.
Mr. Vasudeva is a 25-year veteran of the computer industry. He previously served as Director, Planning and System Products Marketing at Fujitsu, Vice-President Marketing at Destiny Technology, Director of Marketing & Sales at Ricoh Corp., Marketing Manager at Amdahl and BusLogic/Mylex and Engineering Manager at Memorex/Burroughs.
He has authored several marketing reports in Network Storage, I/O architectures and emerging IP markets, clustering, high-availability, in Telecom and Computing, internet traffic management technologies, and provided business and product planning to several start-up companies. He coined the industry acronym - self-healing (fault tolerant) RAID products. Cited extensively in the press on High Performance Storage and Computing his articles have appeared in CTR, LAN Times, VAR Business, Computer Design, Open Systems Today, Electronics, IEEE Magnetics etc. He is a past member of several industry standard organizations and a holder of several US patents. He has been an invited speaker at several international conferences including Systems & Network Conferences, Storage Forums, NCC, Computer & UNIX Systems, Technology Opportunities Forum, etc.
Mr. Vasudeva has an MSEE from University of Arizona, pursued doctorate studies for three years at UCLA in Solid State Physics and received his MBA from University of Santa Clara.

Andy WallsAndy Walls
IBM Fellow

ndy Walls is the Chief Architect for IBM’s Flash Systems and Technology. He has responsibility for developing leading edge flash solutions across all of IBM's platforms. He also works closely with IBM Software Group to ensure that the solutions provide differentiation for IBM’s applications. In addition, Andy is the chief engineer for IBM's DS8000 hardware platform.
With IBM for 32 years, Andy was appointed as a Distinguished Engineer in 2006. He has 23 years experience in storage systems and has filed over 55 patents. He is a frequent speaker at industry events on storage and flash memory and regularly presents to clients, business partners, and suppliers on IBM storage systems trends and requirements. He is often consulted for advice on systems and I/O infrastructure design. Andy holds a BSEE from UC Santa Barbara.

Alan WeckelAlan Weckel
Dell’Oro Group

Alan Weckel is a Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. He joined Dell’Oro Group in early 2006 and is responsible for the Enterprise Telephony and Ethernet Switch market research programs. While at Dell’Oro Group, Alan has significantly expanded the Ethernet Switch research and created the firm’s WAN Optimization Appliance coverage.
Prior to joining Dell’Oro Group, Mr. Weckel spent five years at Raytheon, where he worked as a Systems Engineer in the Network Centric Division on a variety of projects ranging from product development to integration and test. Prior to Raytheon, Mr. Weckel held positions in software development and manufacturing at General Electric Power Systems and Cisco Systems, Inc.
Mr. Weckel has written articles on the evolution of Enterprise Telephony published in No Jitter, and is frequently quoted in various publications including Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, Converge! Network Digest, Forbes, InfoWorld, TelecomTV, and The Wall Street Journal. He has also given presentations at various industry events, with audiences ranging from 25 to 200.
Mr. Weckel received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. degree in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Rick WhiteRick White, , ,
Primary Data

Mr. Rick C. White Co-founded Fusion-io, Inc. and Primary Data. Mr. White served as Chief Marketing Officer of Fusion-io, Inc. until May 2013. Mr. White was responsible for planning and implementing Fusion-io, Inc.’s marketing strategies. He has been a Venture Partner at GMG Capital Partners L.P. since 2001. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Inaura, Inc. He has many years of industry entrepreneurial experience, having founded several successful technology companies that have sold for hundreds of millions of dollars which include Realm Systems, Inc., Phobos Corporation, a provider of Internet traffic management solutions, which sold for $309 million and most recently, Forum Systems, an industry leader in Web services and SOA security infrastructure. Mr. White also served as Chairman of DAZ 3D, a leading provider of high quality 3D models and 3D authoring software. He served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Realm Systems, Inc. Mr. White also served as Chairman of Forum Systems Inc. and Phobos Corporation. He serves as a Director of Inaura, Inc. He served as a Director of Fusion-io, Inc. from July 2006 to June 10, 2013.