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Steve Campbell brings a unique blend of expertise to this industry. He has held senior VP positions in product management and product marketing responsible for all company marketing for HPC and Enterprise vendors.
As vice president of marketing and solutions of the Hitachi Server Group, Steve Campbell was responsible for all marketing initiatives for the Hitachi Server Group in North America, including product management and product marketing of the server products.
Previously, Campbell served as vice president of marketing for Sun Microsystems. While with Sun, Campbell was responsible for leading datacenter initiatives designed to tightly integrate Sun's products, services and marketing teams with Sun's field organization and key customers. Prior to this, Campbell served as vice president marketing of Sun's Enterprise Systems Products group, for whom, among other roles, he was responsible for the midrange and high-end Sun Fire and Sun Enterprise servers, focused on Sun's datacenter customers. Campbell was also responsible for Sun's High-Performance Computing initiatives and the Data Center Insight Programs, focused on Sun's datacenter customers including marketing programs for consolidation, and mainframe migration.
Before joining Sun, Campbell was a founding partner in a technology consulting company working with early stage technology and Internet start-ups. He advised companies on e-Business, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, planning and strategic marketing and funding strategies – helping to raise over $300M for their clients. He also served on the boards of and as interim CEO/CMO of several early-stage technology companies.
Additionally, Campbell served as vice president of marketing at FPS Computing. While with FPS, he was responsible for all worldwide marketing activities related to the development of the FPS 500EA super computer and its transition to the SPARC-based supercomputer which evolved to become Sun's high-end SMP servers of today. Other specific HPC experience includes the lead marketing roll in Convex Computer Corporation and Scientific Computer Systems.
Alan Williamson was the UK's first Java Champion, a programme from Sun Microsystems to recognize the Top 100 people that have contributed the most to Java. With his deep roots in high performance server side processing, he is responsible for creating the BlueDragon Java CFML runtime engine that is powering MySpace.com. With many books, articles and speaking engagements under his belt, Alan likes to talk passionately about what can be done today and not get caught up in the marketing hype of tomorrow. In addition to running a series of world wide cloud boot camps detailing what can be done today, he runs aw2.0 ltd advising on the usage of clouds to startups. Follow his blog output at http://alan.blog-city.com/
Robert Graybill is the Director of National Innovation Initiatives at ISI, a joint effort with the Council on Competitiveness, a coalition of senior corporate, university and labor leaders committed to improving U.S. competitiveness. The initiative seeks to expand access to, and functionality of, high performance computing to bolster and maintain American innovative superiority. Graybill has substantial background in embedded and high performance computing, including six years as a creator of multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary partnerships at DARPA. He also has worked in defense and commercial applications at Lockheed Martin Corporation, Westinghouse Electric Corporation and other major aerospace companies. Graybill earned his masters degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University in 1982, and joined ISI in 2006.
David Gelardi is Vice President of IBM's Systems and Technology Group. Named to this position in October 2008, Mr. Gelardi is responsible for helping clients understand and make complex decisions about how to align IT to support business needs. He leads a team of product and solution experts and oversees more than 20 centers around the world. These centers have the skills and technology to assist clients with strategy and decision making around server, storage and systems software acquisition, architecture, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), availability, security, etc. Mr. Gelardi joined IBM in 1981 and has deep expertise in all the major server technologies including mainframe, UNIX and x86 and the required operating systems and enabling software from both IBM and partners. He is considered an expert in Business Intelligence and Clustered Systems with an extensive background in High Performance Computing. He has over 30 years in the IT Industry.