2010 Speaker List

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Michael Rowan

Co-Founder and CTO, Viridity Software

Michael Rowan is a serial entrepreneur with deep technical knowledge and a strong vision for customer-centric product innovations. Prior to co-founding Viridity Software, he was the creator of the continuous data protection (CDP) technology segment, founding two companies focused on CDP as well as being the author of over a dozen CDP-related patents. Michael was the founder and CTO of Revivio (acquired by Symantec), the developer of the first enterprise class CDP solution for the market. Prior to Revivio, Michael was the founder and CTO of StorageCom (acquired by Vyant Technologies/Mendocino Software), also a CDP product company. Michael was also the founder and CTO of CLAM Associates, a company that developed IBM's open systems high availability product line, including HACMP (clustering), HAGEO (geographic clustering), HA-DR (storage replication), and the Concurrent Logical Volume Manager (CLVM). At CLAM, Michael was the technical visionary and product architect for all new product development. CLAM was eventually acquired by Lakeview Technologies. Michael began his career, after attending and working for Purdue University, at the Free Software Foundation.


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