DOUBLETREE | SAN JOSE | NOVEMBER 20-21, 2013
Abhi Talwalkar LSI Corporation - President and CEO
Abhi Talwalkar was appointed LSI president and chief executive officer in May 2005 and was elected to the company's board of directors at the same time. Talwalkar joined LSI from Intel Corporation, where he served as vice president and co-general manager of the Digital Enterprise Group, which is comprised of Intel's business client, server, storage, and communications businesses. Previously, he served as vice president and general manager for the Intel Enterprise Platform Group. In this position he focused on developing, marketing, and supporting Intel business strategies for enterprise computing.
Prior to joining Intel in 1993, Talwalkar held senior engineering and marketing management positions at Sequent Computer Systems (now part of IBM), Bipolar Integrated Technology Inc., and Lattice Semiconductor Inc. He is a member of the board of directors of Lam Research Corporation. Talwalkar received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University in 1985. Talwalkar is on the Board of the U.S. Semiconductor Association, where he is additionally a member of the U.S. delegation for World Semiconductor Council proceedings.
Ray O'Farrell VMware - Corporate Sr. VP
Ray O’Farrell is the Corporate Senior Vice president of R&D at VMware reporting to the CEO. Ray leads a R&D organization responsible for the development and delivery of VMware’s core Cloud Infrastructure products including the vCloud Suite and vSphere. Ray joined VMware in 2003 to manage Storage development for the ESX Virtualization. Over his 10-year tenure, his role has expanded to lead the development teams for the virtualization of datacenter services that have become the foundational architecture for the Software-defined Datacenter. Ray also heads up the global R&D organization which comprises of over 5,000 engineers across 9 countries in 24 offices around the world. He holds a Bachelors in Electronics Engineering and a Masters in Computer Science Engineering from University of Limerick, Ireland.
Rob Crooke Intel - Corporate VP and GM
Rob Crooke leads a worldwide organization responsible for NVM technology design and development, complete Solid State Drive (SSD) system hardware and firmware development, wafer and SSD manufacturing, as well as marketing for Intel's component, module, and SSD NVM businesses. Previously, Crooke led the Atom and System on a Chip Development Group (ASDG), responsible for delivering world class low power processors for the Intel® Atom™ processor product. Before that, Crooke served as Vice-President and General Manager of the Business Client Group where he was responsible for Intel's desktop products and directing Intel's vision for business client computing. He has also served as Vice-President and Director of Marketing and Planning in the Desktop Product Group, Vice-President and General Manager of the Platform Architecture and Solutions Division, and Director of Marketing for the Basic Microprocessor Division and Performance Microprocessor Division. He joined Intel in 1989 in the sales force as a field applications engineer.
Vince M. Walden Ernst & Young - Partner
Vincent Walden is a Partner specializing in forensic technology, business intelligence and fraud detection analytics. Vincent leads a national team of skilled forensic technology and data mining professionals. With a focus on anti-fraud analytics, forensic data mining, third party due diligence and electronic discover services, Vincent has over sixteen years of experience handling the information management, forensic analysis and electronic discovery needs for large scale, complex litigations, investigations and proactive anti-fraud and compliance programs. Vincent is experienced with providing clients leading anti-fraud based innovation, research and analytics, including, anti-bribery and corruption analytics, Fraud Triangle analytics, text data mining, and statistical anomaly detection.
Prior to joining Ernst & Young (EY), Mr. Walden spent five years specializing in litigation technology supporting investigative and legal matters at another Big Four firm. Before that, he served as president and CFO of a privately funded internet company, which was subsequently sold as well as a large accounting firm specializing in economic and dispute advisory services.
Aaron Levie Box - Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Aaron Levie is the CEO and co-founder of Box, which he originally created as a college business project with the goal of helping people easily access their information from any location. Box was launched from Aaron's dorm room in 2005 with the help of CFO Dylan Smith. He is the visionary behind Box's product and platform strategy, which is focused on incorporating the best of traditional content management with the most effective elements of social business software. He has spoken about content and collaboration tools at events such as Fortune Brainstorm Tech, Web 2.0, Dreamforce, Accenture Global Summit, South by Southwest, and Svase.
Aaron studied business at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California before taking a leave of absence.
Chris Kemp Nebula - Founder and CSO OpenStack Project, Co-Founder
Chris C. Kemp is an entrepreneurial executive with a passion for igniting innovation in high-tech organizations. He is the Chief Strategy Officer of Nebula, Inc., a company Chris founded after serving for five years in various roles at NASA. Chris also co-founded the OpenStack project.
As the Chief Technology Officer for IT at NASA, Chris was responsible for pioneering work in cloud computing, open source, and open government. Chris served on the Cloud Computing Executive Steering Committee, and chaired the Cloud Standards Working Group. Previously, he served as the CIO of NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley where he forged partnerships with Google and Microsoft and helped create Google Moon, Google Mars, and Microsoft World Wide Telescope. He was responsible for NASA’s Nebula Cloud Computing Project and co-founded the OpenStack project. Prior to joining NASA, Chris helped create the third largest online community Classmates.com, was the founding CEO of the leading web-based vacation rental platform Escapia (AWAY), and, as the founding CEO of Netran, developed the first online grocery shopping platform for Kroger, the world’s largest grocery store chain
Cole Crawford Open Compute Project Foundation, COO
Cole is the Executive Director of the Open Compute Foundation and an industry recognized thought leader on at scale computing, Linux, and Cloud. Cole founded OpenIncubate, an accelerator for Open Compute and OpenStack and was the founding storage project chair for the Open Compute project.
Rob Ober LSI - Fellow and Chief Architect
Rob Ober, of the Corporate Strategy Office (CSO), has 26 years of experience in processor and system architecture. He has been a Fellow in the office of the Chief Technology Officer at AMD, where he was responsible for hardware and software mobile and embedded platform solutions and wireless strategy.
Previously, he was Chief Architect at Infineon Technologies and was responsible for restructuring the mobile phone platform family, and their embedded processor family, where he created a series of embedded processor innovations. He was manager of technologies at Apple Computer, involved in the creation of the PowerPC and StrongARM processors, and also has experience in development of mainframes, supercomputers and high speed networks. Robert has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Systems Design Engineering from University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.