Bob Plumridge, CTO, Hitachi Data Systems EMEA & Chairman, SNIA Europe
Under conditions of shrinking budgets, organizational change and increased competition, enterprises are being challenged to make information both available and secure while their IT organizations are asked to do more with less. Join Bob Plumridge, CTO at Hitachi Data Systems EMEA & Chairman for SNIA Europe discussing his thoughts on transforming IT for the future and how Hitachi are solving the industry’s most pressing challenges with their approach of one platform for all data, coupled with their leadership in virtualization technology. He will discuss the latest major steps toward transforming the way companies implement IT and turn their raw data into valuable information that offers scalability and adaptability for the future.
As CTO for Hitachi Data Systems Bob is responsible for aligning technology vision with business strategy and evangelising this vision to the press, analysts and existing and potential customers. With over 30 years experience in storage, Bob’s expertise is both wide and deep having worked in many roles in the industry from Field Engineering to Technical Product Support through to his present CTO role.Bob has worked for a variety of companies including ICL, Memorex Telex and EMC prior to joining HDS in 1988. Also Bob is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) for EMEA.