IBM Chief Technologist's Perspective on Storage

21/10/13 09:00 – 21/10/13 18:00
05/11/13 09:00 – 05/11/13 13:00 Auckland

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IBM’s Chief Technical Strategist for Systems Storage, Clodoaldo Barrera, will be in Australia and New Zealand to share a number of thoughts on Storage directions, the future of Solid State Storage Systems and Cloud Storage architectures.

Guest Speaker Profile – Clodoaldo Barrera
Clodoaldo Barrera is a Distinguished Engineer and the Chief Technical Strategist for IBM Systems Storage in San Jose, California. His responsibilities include development strategy for IBM’s disk and tape subsystems, storage management software, SAN, NAS and storage cloud solutions. Prior to his current position, Mr. Barrera was the development executive of IBM’s serial storage product and future storage systems development.

Before joining IBM’s Storage Division, Mr. Barrera was a programmer and a development manager in printer product development in San Jose, California; Tucson, Arizona and Boulder, Colorado. He has also served for two years on the IBM Corporate Development Staff in Armonk, New York.

Mr. Barrera is also a founding member of the Storage Networking Industry Association and served as a Director and Secretary of the Board. In addition he also served as a board member of the Fibre Channel Association.

Mr. Barrera is a graduate of Stanford University and holds a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics and a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering. He is a senior member of the IEEE Computer Society, the ACM and the IBM Academy of Technology.

Who should attend?

  • Clients – Technologists, Data Centre Managers, IT Professionals, Managers considering strategic planning activity
  • IBM Business Partners – Sales & Technical

Join us to discover new innovations, hear first-hand about IBM’s Storage Strategy and stay on top of the latest technology developments.


Session Synopsis

Smarter Storage Journey
This short session takes us through IBM’s Storage Value proposition and shows how deployment of IBM’s Storage technologies can have an positive impact on your infrastructure.

Storage Directions, IBM Strategy and the Future State of Solid State Storage Systems

Come and learn how customer and market requirements are shaping the IBM Storage Strategy and how IBM Storage products are shaping the industry.

IBM Cloud Storage Architectures

Cloud computing is growing significantly – but do organisations really know how cloud will impact their data availability, data protection and storage performance? The secret is in the architecture. Learn how storage is part of IBM’s cloud architectures – and where IBM is headed to support this trend.



9:00am – 9:30am
Smarter Storage Journey
9:30am – 10:30am
Storage Directions, IBM Strategy and the Future State of Solid State Storage Systems
10:30am –10:45am
10:45am –12:00pm
IBM Cloud Storage Architectures


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Robert van der Harst

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