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Vic Mahadevan was the Chief Strategy Officer at NetApp. In this role, Vic was responsible for leading NetApp’s business strategy and identifying additional market and product opportunities to fuel future growth. He lead the company’s strategic planning and business development activities worldwide and reported to Tom Georgens, President and CEO of NetApp. Vic was also responsible for driving strategic planning processes, managing acquisitions, and supporting NetApp’s strategic alliances and partnership teams. Before joining NetApp, Vic served as Vice President of Marketing for LSI Corporation, where he was responsible for driving all aspects of product management, outbound marketing and business alliances. Prior to LSI Corporation, Vic was Chief Executive Officer for Deeya Energy. He has also held senior management positions with leading storage and systems management companies including BMC Software, Compaq, Ivita, and Maxxan Systems. Vic holds an MBA in Marketing and MS in Engineering from the University of Iowa as well a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.
Fred van den Bosch
Fred van den Bosch brings to the company a wealth of experience in the enterprise software industry. Currently he is a board member and the Chief Executive Officer of Librato, Inc. During his 14 year career at VERITAS Software, which was later acquired by Symantec Corporation, Mr. van den Bosch played a key role in the company’s growth from a small start-up to a successful multibillion dollar company. At VERITAS he held the positions of Executive Vice President of Engineering, Chief Technology Officer and was a board member. After leaving VERITAS, he served as Chief Executive Officer of PANTA Systems, a manufacturer of data warehouse appliances. Mr. van den Bosch started his career at Stanford Research Institute and also held various engineering and management positions at the Data Systems Division of Philips, including the management of their hardware and software R&D departments, and as Director of Technology. Mr. van den Bosch received a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands.
Steve Pikett has been an IT executive for over 30 years, holding a variety of positions across a breadth of business sectors in both the UK and USA. Mr. Pikett is the Head of IT for NM Rothschild and Sons Ltd, a privately-owned bank specializing in Investment Banking (Mergers and Acquisitions), Corporate Banking, and Private Banking and Trust. Mr. Pikett began his IT career in the 1970′s, working as a mainframe operator for the UK’s leading supermarket chain, Tesco’s, and moved to a variety of technical and IT management positions across several industries (Retail Banking with Williams and Glyn’s Bank, education with University college London, IT industry Control Data Corporation, Oil and Gas with Phillips Petroleum, Consultancy with Coppers and Lybrand, and Food and Drink with Grand Metropolitan / Diageo). Mr. Pikett worked for over 4 years in the US with Pillsbury, where he first met Moshe Yanai during his time with EMC. He has been involved with several groups working to improve data centre reliability and is also committed to improving the carbon footprint and energy use of modern IT services throughout an entire organization.