The Data Protection Market:
Leading Storage trends and transformation
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DATE :  February 9th, 2010   ABSTRACT : 

The continuous demand for storage has been one of the main factors in the growth of the semiconductor and computer industries. The insatiable need for ever increasing storage, backup and security capabilities have been a main driver for innovation in an industry that keeps re-inventing itself.  Some of the recent developments include the advent of social networking, mobile applications, increasing security threats, virtualization and cloud computing. These and other issues will be explained and discussed in our upcoming event by leaders in their respective industries, come to be educated and entertained.

VENUE :  KPMG - 500 E. Middlefield Rd. Mountain View, CA  
5:00 - 6:00pm Poster Session / Buffet Dinner / Networking
6:00 -7:00pm Company Presentations
7:00 - 7:20pm Break / Poster Session / Networking
7:20 - 7:40pm

Keynote Introduction
John Ferraro, InMage

7:40 - 8:30pm Panel Discussion
"The Leading Storage Trends and Transformation of the Data Protection Market"
8:30 - 9:00pm Poster Session / Networking
John Ferraro, President & CEO, InMage Systems, Inc.
John joined InMage in 2006 as President and CEO, responsible for the company's business strategy, execution, and worldwide growth. Mr. Ferraro is a seasoned executive with extensive software experience and a long track record of past successes. Prior to joining InMage, Ferraro was theCEO of SeeCommerce and led it to a successful exit with its acquisition by NCR/Teradata. Previous experience includes executive level positions at Sigaba Software, Securant Technologies (acquired by RSA Security), Legato Systems (acquired by EMC), UNISON Software (acquired by IBM), and Computer Associates. Mr. Ferraro currently holds advisory board positions with Uppervision and Snipe Networks.
Brian Ignomirello, CTO, Americas StorageWorks, Hewlett-Packard, is the StorageWorks Americas CTO and part of the StorageWorks Leadership team. Brian is responsible for the vision and strategy for StorageWorks in the Americas and for emerging storage technologies, analysis of storage market trends and strategic product development. He is also responsible for all of the StorageWorks Products, competitive messaging and storage virtualization offerings. Since joining HP in December 2007, Mr. Ignomirello has led the creation of the Converged Storage Strategy, Unified Storage Platform and Storage Cloud development. Instrumental in key acquisitions like LeftHand Networks and IBRIX. In Mr. Ignomirello’s short time at HP he has right-sized the business and has grown HP’s market share by 15%. He previously spent half a decade at NetApp as a Member of the Technical Staff and resident CTO. Before joining Network Appliance, Brian was the Vice President of Storage Engineering for GiantLoop Networks. Earlier in his career, Brian was employed with EMC Corporation. During his tenure at EMC, Mr. Ignomirello was Level-III Engineer and was recognized as the thought leader behind Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery automation procedures. Additionally, he helped pioneer some of the first fiber channel storage solutions.


Kumar Malavalli, Chief Strategy Officer, InMage, Co-founded Brocade Communications and is widely considered to be a leading visionary in network storage fabrics, the fundamental technology that is behind the multi-billion dollar industry of storage networking, and holds several patents in the Fibre Channel arena. As a co-founder of InMage, he brings this visionary expertise to bear in leveraging IP-based storage network technologies to improve the state of data protection for both local and remote recovery. Prior to InMage, Mr. Malavalli co-founded and was the CTO of Brocade Communications, the leading provider of storage area networking infrastructure, and he served in management and technical capacities at Amdahl, Canstar, and HP. He is a past chairman of the ANSI T11 Technical Committee, was inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Council Hall of Fame in 2003, received the prestigious INCITS award for extraordinary leadership in developing numerous SAN industry standards, and established the Kumar Malavalli Endowed Chair in Storage Systems Research at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Steve Shattuck, Regional CTO, Hitachi Data Systems, Western Region, is responsible for the technical vision and strategy for Hitachi Data System in the Western United States. Mr. Shattuck has had a varied and successful career in the technology sector over the past 15 years. Prior to coming to Hitachi Data Systems, Mr. Shattuck spent many years managing professional service teams and data center architecture teams. Mr. Shattuck managed the Global Architecture Integration team for Kenan Systems (acquired by Lucent Technologies), one of the largest telecommunication billing and order management software providers in the world. This team was responsible for integrating the IT infrastructure and the billing and order management systems at some of the world’s largest Telco and cable/satellite providers. In addition, Mr. Shattuck was responsible for managing the implementation of the Kenan platform into one of the largest outsourcers of cable billing and order management services. Mr. Shattuck has taken his customer focused background with him to Hitachi Data Systems to drive a Customer Centric and High Touch methodology to deliver relevant and strategic solutions to current industry challenges.
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