2010 Speaker List
Hear from IT leaders and industry experts in more than 100 sessions at the leading business technology event.
HP Fellow and Director Storage Technologies, HP
Mark Robert Watkins is a well-recognized leader in the storage industry with a unique specialty for delivering high performance cloud computing in warehousing and storage environments. Mark’s insight on cloud and storage encompasses people, technologies and his own personal experiences. He has been actively involved in every major initiative in HP’s StorageWorks Division (SWD) as both a driver and an active team member.
With over twenty years in the industry, Mark has developed a skill set steeped in software, firmware, ASIC and Internet technologies. He leads one of the most advanced development teams at HP, charged with taking existing solution designs and making them relevant for new markets like the cloud. In this effort he established the Technical Evaluation Process (TEP) designed to keep SWD abreast of the latest in cloud and other emerging technologies.
As a prolific inventor, Mark has been awarded with numerous patents that have improved the utilization of data storage arrays and led to new storage methods for data and auxiliary information. His patents have become valuable assets for HP and to third party manufacturers that have licensed the technology.
Mark was recently named to CRN’s 2010 listing of storage superstars.
Mark has a bachlors degree in electrical engineering and a masters in information engineering.
The HP Cloud Advisors are a unique ensemble of professionals that provide real answers about cloud computing and counsel regarding successful cloud deployment. More information regarding the Cloud Advisors can be found at www.hp.com/go/cloudadvisors.
Thursday, October 21, 2010, 4:20 PM-4:40 PM
Come and meet the best technical and strategic minds in cloud computing today. This elite group is helping to advance private cloud deployments and drive future innovations. Representing a range of expertise, the Cloud Advisors will discuss the areas needed to successfully and securely deploy your own private cloud.