Tom Buiocchi joins Data Robotics after serving as an Executive in Residence at Mohr Davidow Ventures. Prior to Mohr Davidow, Buiocchi held executive-level roles at Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. where he was instrumental in sales and marketing strategies that resulted in significant market share gains and revenue growth from 2003 to 2008. Prior to Brocade, Tom spent more than 20 years in a range of marketing and strategy management positions for leading technology companies, including Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Apex Systems, and Rhapsody.
Tom earned his MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Location: Room 1E16 Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 3:15 PM-4:15 PM
The mega vendor storage world is filled with the inefficiencies and inequities of bloated, archaic legacy storage companies unable to tap the SMB market. This market has long been disregarded, leaving a huge segment of users to make do with stripped down enterprise products, or a personal storage device left to under deliver. As digital data continues to grow, and data retention regulations and compliance filter down to SMBs, the benefit of data storage is fully felt at all levels.
SMBs require the sophistication of enterprise-level data safety and unprecedented expandability in a virtualized architecture. For a market that was sized in 2009 to be worth $6.3B to $24.5B (IDC Research) it’s due time to discuss requirements and the technology providers paving the way for real SMB storage infiltration.
Key objective of the session include:
* Debate the stall in storage innovation –specifically around RAID technology. RAID is the same data protection scheme, plus and minus a few features since 1984. When it was contemplated 25 years ago, nobody ever imagined the amount of digital data or storage arrays, or how many small businesses would be relying on digital data and the need for simplicity. Storage was never designed for this segment. The Mac is 25 years old and now we have an iPad, and RAID's 25 years old, and it's still RAID. Who is continuing to innovate and how will that impact the overall storage market/ecosystem?
* Candidly discuss the value and opportunity of the SMB storage market and address concerns, objectives and requirements. In discussing real-world SMB use cases of network attached storage deployments attendees will get a better idea of computing requirements, trends and SMB purchasing behaviors.
* Actively debate and converse on the SMB storage opportunity through Q&A with lead presenter (CEO, Data Robotics) and attending participants. With the overall objective, to garner a better understanding of this burgeoning market we call SMB.