Storage Media Group, TechTarget
A leader with 2 decades of technology journalism experience, Rich is the executive editor directing the strategic editorial direction of TechTarget Storage Media’s network of websites, the Storage Decisions conference and seminar series, and Storage magazine online.
Senior News Director
Storage Media Group, TechTarget
The preeminent editorial expert on the storage market and technology trends, Dave leads his news team to dig deeper than simply reporting on press releases—providing unique insight into storage market trends and the shared experience of IT pros with specific technologies and products.
CEO and Managing Principal
Toigo Partners International, LLC
Jon Toigo is a 26-year veteran of disaster recovery planning and a consultant on business automation issues for both vendors and consumers of information technology. Toigo has written over 1000 articles for the technology trade press and is the author of 15 books, including three on the subject of contingency planning. His latest title in the DR field, Disaster Recovery Planning 2nd Edition (Prentice Hall PTR: 2000) is a "best seller" in technical non-fiction and updates the now industry-standard strategies and practices Toigo helped to define in his first edition, published in 1990. The latest book includes disaster recovery strategies for distributed computing platforms and for modern e-business platforms, which, in his view, are both more critical and more vulnerable than previous business computing platforms.
Founder and Chief Scientist
Founder and Chief Scientist, DeepStorage.net a In a 25 year career as a storage consultant, Marks has an encyclopedic knowledge of how to build/reengineer storage networks and backup operations. Also a prolific writer and presenter, Marks is a hugely popular Storage Decisions conference speaker and the anchor of the Backup School roadshow series.
Dragon Slayer Consulting
Marc Staimer is the founder, senior analyst, and CDS of Dragon Slayer Consulting in Beaverton, OR. The consulting practice of over 12 years has focused in the areas of strategic planning, product development, and market development for technology products. With over 30 years of marketing, sales and business experience in infrastructure, storage, server, software, and virtualization, he’s considered one of the industry’s leading experts.
Ben Woo is the founder and Managing Director of Neuralytix, Inc. He is a recognized, celebrated, provocative market visionary and thought leader. Ben frequently speaks at industry and customer events worldwide and is often quoted by leading business and technology press. Ben has dedicated his entire career to the data and information industry. He uses this diverse set of skills, knowledge and experience to provide in-depth market insight and advice on key aspects of the IT marketplace to both vendors and buyers of technology. Ben also advises Wall Street clients and other interested stakeholders.
Freelance Writer and Independent Analyst
Brien Posey is an eight-time Microsoft MVP with two decades of IT experience. Prior to becoming a freelance technical writer, Brien served as CIO for a national chain of hospitals and healthcare facilities. He has also worked as a network administrator for some of the nation’s largest ￼
￼ ￼ ￼￼ insurance companies and for the Department of Defense at Fort Knox where he assisted the military with numerous disaster recovery scenarios. Since going freelance in 2001, he has become a prolific technical author, routinely contributing content to SearchDataBackup.com and SearchStorage.com. In addition to the many thousands of articles that he has written, Brien has authored numerous books on a wide variety of IT topics. Brien has architected backup solutions for an international clientele and has even assisted Microsoft with their System Center Data Protection Manager initiatives.
In his role as Senior Strategist at Evaluator Group, Randy Kerns brings expertise from virtualization everywhere to very long term archive to help end users and vendors develop strategic plans, product roadmaps and evaluate options. He draws from over 35 years in the computer industry helping storage companies design and develop storage system products for their markets as well as advising technical professionals on how to build the best storage infrastructures to streamline their business processes. An educator and presenter, Randy Kerns has written numerous industry articles and papers and is the author of Planning a Storage Strategy, a book that offers step-by-step guidance on how to build an information storage strategy as part of a larger business process and most recently is the author of Information Archiving – Economics and Compliance, Posey, Kerns ￼Put in this order
￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ which is the first book of its kind to explore archiving of information in depth. Randy Kerns has regularly taught classes on storage technology in the US and Europe.