Many faces of ...

Over the last 25 years, I have run the gamut of experience in computers,
from architecting solutions for companies like Digital Equipment, NASA, British Petroleum and Lockheed Martin through writing kernel codes for VMS and UNIX, to delivering the benefits of new technologies and architectures to solve real world issues.

Prior to successfully consulting on the advantages and disadvantages of open source technologies in my own business (OSB Technologies), I was VP/GM for NEC (Solutions America) Itanium server line. I also served as NECSAM’s Server Division CTO, primarily focused on server solution outside of the commodity product space.

I also have significant background at start up companies including Cassatt (as co-founder) Egenera, 3Ware, and Maxspeed.

At Egenera, I was responsible for technology advocacy, identifying trends in the industry and open source evangelism. I also served as a solutions architect, involved in every early sale made in Egenera.

Prior to Egenera, I was an executive with 3ware (where we delivered the first iSCSI-ready storage system) and at MaxSpeed as CTO delivering the worlds smallest thin-client for Linux. My 10 years at SGI ran the gamut from being a kernel engineer through managing multiple products, leading up to creation and execution of SGI’s open source strategy and Linux product strategy. As the lead director for
SGI’s Linux strategy, I toured the world keynoting on the business side of open source adoption.

I’m also on Technology Advisory Boards for Pathworks (formerly Ambient Software), Woven Systems, and Zetera. I was formerly on the TAB for Sistina Software (acquired by Red Hat) and on the Community Advisory Board for UFmedia (home of


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