Director, System Platform Technologist
Research Manager, Enterprise Impact
Data Center Architect
High Density Computing/Cloud Division Datacenter Group
Technical Marketing Manager
Texas State University
Brian 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.
IT Brand Pulse
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.
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 (news.com), Bloomberg and Reuters. Pior to joining IDC, Ms. Bozman was an editor at Computerworld.
Tech Mktg Mgr
Director Server Architecture
National Account Manager
Director Storage Systems
Director Server Systems
Enterprise Marketing: Product Manager
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.
Director Business Development – Data Communications
Principal Research Analyst
Andrew More O’Ferrall
Business Development Manager
Senior Product Manager
Distinguished Engineer/IBM Data Center Marketing CTO
Chief Datacenter Architect / HighDensity Computing / Cloud Division
Intel Datacenter Group
Solid State Memory Architect
IBM Fellow/Power Systems
Rick White, , ,