Steve has been a storage industry professional for over 20 years. Steve made is his mark at the Enterprise Storage Group (now Enterprise Strategy Group) covering topics such as next generation data protection as well as disaster recovery and high availability. Over the course of the last decade, Steve has provided high energy and high impact to startup companies as well as Fortune 50 companies alike with marketing, strategy and business development. Steve has helped companies such as Connected Corporation, Avamar and Storwize all through acquisitions into Iron Mountain, EMC and IBM respectively. In Steve’s current role at IBM he is a Business Development Executive for the IBM Spectrum Storage Software portfolio. Steve is a professional blogger (www.thestoragealchemist.com) and noted industry speaker.