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Worldwide Product Marketing, High End System x
Randy manages IBM WW 4 socket x86 servers from a product management and product marketing perspective. He supports the existing 4 socket servers helping to drive market success. He also defines and drives the build of future roadmap offerings.
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IBM System x-Based Workload-Optimized Systems and Big Data Technical Lead
The System x and BladeCenter x86 Server blog is an open discussion of ideas relating to IBM System x and BladeCenter® servers, with experts from multiple areas lending opinions on many topics: virtualization, VMware, networking, systems management, Linux®... just to name a few.
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Worldwide x86 Server Marketing Manager
Kevin is responsible for worldwide marketing programs for System x and BladeCenter. Kevin has a broad background in IT marketing and business line management, with over 15 years experience working with servers, networking, storage, and IT education.
Area of expertise
x86 based servers and networking, including System x and BladeCenter
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IBM Redbooks project leader and author
David Watts is a Consulting IT Specialist in the IBM Redbooks® team in Raleigh, North Carolina in the USA. He manages residencies and produces IBM Redbooks publications for hardware and software topics that are related to IBM PureFlex, IBM System x, and IBM BladeCenter servers and associated client platforms. He has authored over 300 books and papers. David has worked for IBM both in the U.S. and Australia since 1989. He is an IBM Certified IT Specialist and a member of the IT Specialist Certification Review Board. David holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Queensland (Australia).
Area of expertise
Product knowledge on Flex System, System x, and BladeCenter servers and options.
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System x Product Marketing
Enterprise Systems & Innovations
Paul is responsible for product marketing of System x enterprise rack servers and eX5 innovations, including the industry's fastest solid-state storage offering, IBM eXFlash. He is an active member of IEEE and can be contacted in the business and technical community via social networks, member meetings and various user groups.
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Social Media Strategist & Sr. Marketing Manager
Cliff is one of the new "intrapreneurs" at IBM, Cliff was digital...when digital wasn't cool or profitable. Today, he is helping reinvent the IBM System x server team's social media and internet marketing approach to engaging customers in the x86, Intel® and AMD server hardware market.
Cliff’s blog is an open discussion of ideas relating to IBM System x and BladeCenter® servers, with experts from multiple areas lending opinions on many topics: virtualization, VMware, networking, systems management, Linux®... just to name a few.
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System x Marketing Segment Manager, x86 Competitive Tools, Sales Enablement
Chris is a Marketing Manager for IBM System x, focused on sales enablement and competitive tools. He works closely with System x product managers, IBM sellers, and IBM Business Partners to provide the right resources and tools to enable all IBM System x sellers.
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Worldwide System x Channel Marketing
Otis is the Marketing Manager for System x 1- and 2-socket rack and tower servers, including the best-selling IBM server, the System x3650 M3. He is a frequent speaker at customer, seller and Business Partner events, and manages communications to the IBM System x seller and Business Partner community.
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VMware Program Manager, IBM Systems & Technology Group, Pure Systems & Modular Software Development
Josh is a Program Manager for a team that develops, manages, and releases VMware vSphere (ESXi) Hypervisor with IBM Customization.
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Sr. Product Marketing Manager, System x HPC Solutions
Gaurav is an enthusiastic, resourceful and results oriented professional with over 12 years of experience in business development, marketing, leading cross- functional teams, interfacing with customers, and product development.
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Back to top Ilya Krutov
Project Leader, ITSO Redbooks
Ilya Krutov is a Project Leader at the ITSO Center in Raleigh and has been with IBM since 1998. Before he joined the ITSO, Ilya served in IBM as a Run Rate Team Leader, Portfolio Manager, Brand Manager, Technical Sales Specialist, and Certified Instructor. Ilya has expertise in IBM System x, BladeCenter, and Flex System products; server operating systems; and networking solutions. He has authored over 120 books, papers, Product Guides, and Solution Guides. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the Moscow Engineering and Physics.
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Back to top Jill Caugherty
Worldwide Market Management Offering Manager, IBM System x Rack & Tower Solutions
Jill is a results-driven, collaborative Strategic Marketing Manager at IBM with a unique blend of strong technical and business experience and education.
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Back to top Vinay Kulkarni
IBM System x Solutions and performance Engineer
Vinay leads a team that works with customers and account teams on pre-sales engagements and develops IBM x86 solutions based on Microsoft technologies.
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System x Linux and Open Virtualization Business Development and Marketing Program Director
Within IBM's System x server organization, Pat focuses on Linux, where she is responsible for business development, marketing, relationships with major Linux companies including Red Hat, SUSE and Canonical (Ubuntu) and manages IBM System x's Linux operating system product portfolios.
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Back to top Teri DeWalt
Technical Computing And HPC Cloud Market Manager
Teri DeWalt is the IBM Technical Computing Market Segment Manager responsible for global strategy, channel enablement, and marketing of high-performance systems, software, and solutions for technical computing.
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