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Jean Bozman

Jean Bozman

Director, Infrastructure Research

Jean Bozman is a highly respected and experienced market analyst.

Most recently, Ms. Bozman was the Enterprise Solutions Marketing Manager at SanDisk. Prior to SanDisk, Ms. Bozman was at IDC, where she served as Research Vice President for over 10 years. Ms. Bozman has covered the server industry (including all major OEMs), server technology, Big Data, Analytics and cloud computing.

At Neuralytix, Ms. Bozman will focus on addressing the infrastructure needs of vendors and clients as they evolve towards the datacenter of the future and the integration of cloud computing.

John Dardick

John Dardick

Consulting Analyst, Channels & Alliances

Mr. Dardick is an executive business leader with strong track record developing win-win strategic partnerships across value-added technology distributors, resellers, and OEM’s. He is a co-founder of the Digital Garage (www.thedigitalgarage.io), a platform-as-a-service-provider and community builder for application developers. Prior to joining Neuralytix and founding Digital Garage, Mr. Dardick brought 30 years of IT Channel, Product, Vendor, and Cloud experience to WestconGroup where he served as the Vice President of Global Cloud Solutions responsible for defining and developing the cloud vendor and services portfolio strategy to successfully compete in the worldwide cloud distribution market.

Prior to WestconGroup, Mr. Dardick served as EVP of Global Business Development at Verecloud, a cloud service brokerage platform and distribution company,  leading the effort to build the cloud vendor and services portfolio strategy and business partnerships.  At Verecloud, he initiated and developed the partnership with WestconGroup which culminated in Verecloud’s acquisition.

Mr. Dardick has also held senior executive positions at Avnet, GE Access, Connecting Point of America/Intelligent Electronics, and Incentra where he was responsible for a broad breadth of functions for operations and GTM, including supply chain, vendor portfolio strategy and management, sourcing, inventory planning and procurement, contracts, logistics, contract assembly, channel and customer development.

Mr. Dardick education studied at the University of Florida. He also attained a Leadership Strategy and Change Management Certificate from SMU, executive coursework at GE and Avnet, and is a certified GE Six Sigma Executive Champion and Green Belt.

Matt Healey

Matt Healey

Principal Analyst, Enterprise Softwrae & Support Services

Prior to joining the Neuralytix team, Mr. Healey worked as a Principal Analyst at Technology Business Research after returning to the United States from Singapore. In Singapore, Mr. Healey was the Director of Strategy and Planning for Cisco covering Asia-Pacific, Japan and China. He was responsible for identifying growth markets, evaluating vendor market share, and analyzing emerging trends across all software and services markets.

Prior to working for Cisco, Mr. Healey worked IDC in both Asia/Pacific and the United States. At IDC, Mr. Healey was the global lead of IDC hardware and software support program for over five years. In this role, Mr. Healey conducted demand side research on customer perceptions with respect to support services, and developed detailed global forecasts, and vendor shares, for many sub-segments of hardware and software support services.

Mr. Healey holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, with concentrations in Marketing and Finance. In addition, he holds a B.Sc. in physics from Rensselae Polytechnic Institute.

Tom Petrocelli

Tom Petrocelli

Reinaldo Roveri-Filho

Reinaldo Roveri-Filho

Consulting Analyst, Latin America

Mr. Roveri is a specialist in the Information Technology industry and ecosystem. He has developed a solid understanding of the Brazilian, Latin America and global market dynamics over the years. He has the ability to analyze and deliver insightful and actionable recommendations to capture and leverage market opportunities and increase competitiveness. Mr. Roveri has more than 14 years of proven experience in market intelligence, analysis and strategic planning. His professional background includes large IT multinationals such as Ingram Micro, IDC, and Microsoft. During his career he has developed, managed and delivered several consulting projects to the largest IT companies in the globe such as IBM, HP, NCR, INTEL, SAP, CA Technologies, Microsoft, and others. Mr. Roveri graduated in Marketing and Communications from Mackenzie University, and holds a post-graduate degree in Business Administration as well as two MBAs from FIA/USP.

Leah Schoeb

Leah Schoeb

Data Infrastructure & IoT

Ms. Schoeb brings expertise ranging from cloud infrastructure and virtualization to system and data infrastructure performance. Her latest work was with solid state technology. She draws from 25 years of experience in the computer industry helping systems companies with performance engineering and optimization, market positioning, benchmark evidence creation, and guiding industry standards development for system, virtualized, containerized, and data solutions. Ms. Schoeb has served in several leadership roles for performance archtitecture for companies, such as, VMware, Sun Microsystems, Dell, Intel, and Amdahl. She has developed and executed long-term plans for the generation of new solid state technology and cloud computing performance. Ms. Schoeb has also participated and provided thought leadership for industry groups such as, Transaction Performance Council (TPC), Storage Performance Council (SPC), and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). She currently serves the SNIA as an elected member of the Technical Council and a co-chair of the Solid State Storage System Technical Work Group.

Donna Taylor

Donna Taylor

Director, EMEA Research

Ms. Taylor has over 16 years of experience in the IT industry. She brings with her a diverse skill set and extensive experience in M&A, venture capital, finance, and international tax & transfer pricing.

Ms. Taylor has a background in storage systems, including HDDs and SSDs, and extends to ancillary technologies and delivery models, including cloud, Big Data, converged infrastructures & platforms, data centers, business continuity, and security, as well as governance, risk & compliance.

Ms. Taylor has presented her thought-provoking research to all levels of organizations worldwide. Her research and analytical skills enable her to identify trends and disruptive technologies that have enabled organizations to take advantage of rapidly-changing market conditions, drive growth, and improve their branding as innovative and forward-thinking entities responsive to the needs of current and future customers.

Ms. Taylor has a law degree with a concentration in international corporate law, an MBA in international management, and a BS degree in international finance and multinational business operations.

She is based in Munich, Germany with a deep understanding of the nuances of the EMEA region.

Tom Trainer

Tom Trainer

Principal Analyst, Infrastructure & Cloud

Tom Trainer is a principal analyst with Neuralytix and his focus is cloud and infrastructure.

Mr. Trainer is a recognized industry expert with over 25 years of experience in cloud and Infrastructure computing.  He has held executive positions at start-ups such as Gluster, EvoStor and Red Hat, managing senior partner at Evaluator Group, and senior marketing and technical positions at industry mainstays including Microsoft, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, and is a former contributing author for Network Computing and an industry speaker.

Janet Waxman

Janet Waxman

Channels

Ms. Waxman is the recognized expert and a true visionary in IT channels. She is the most sought after analyst in this field, with the broadest base of clients spanning both IT vendors, resellers, VARs, and distribution partners.

The advice that Ms. Waxman has provided throughout her illustrious 20 years of experience have resulted in the mutual benefit of both IT vendors and channel partners alike. Her guidance includes providing competitive market landscapes, identifying trends to enable strategic vision and sales/marketing initiatives. Her career has spanned the entire channel ecosystem from IT supplier, through distribution, eventually working for a VAR, before establishing her most successful and award winning channels research practice at IDC.

It was her tenure at IDC for which Ms. Waxman is most well-known. She established and evolved a research practice in IT infrastructure channels research that was unparalleled. It was the research practice for which she was most recognized. Ms. Waxman received many research awards including IDC’s most illustrious research award, the prestigious James Peacock Memorial Award. This award is only presented to a researcher who makes the greatest contribution in terms of organizing, conducting, and communicating the results of IDC research to clients.

After leaving IDC, Ms. Waxman returned to the supplier side, and worked for HP supporting its channels relating to hardware, software, product, service and cloud initiatives.

At Neuralytix, Ms. Waxman leverages her acclaimed channel expertise beyond the confines of IT infrastructure to encompass the total digital universe. This aligns completely with the challenges facing the channel today.

Jie Wu

Jie Wu

Analytics, Big Data & HPC

Ms. Wu’s professional experience spans wide spectrum. Most recently, Ms. Wu led product marketing effort at both established and startup organizations in data management, analytics and HPC arena. Prior to her marketing career, Ms. Wu was an industry analyst at research firm IDC delivering market intelligence services to technology providers and consumers in the High Performance Computing (HPC) market.

A trained mathematician, Ms. Wu’s earlier career also involved conducting sophisticated statistical analysis with machine data.

Ms. Wu believes HPC and Big Data are intertwined in that many of the HPC technologies are now being adopted in Big Data, for example, accelerators, in-memory computing, distributed computing and file system. Modern HPC should encompass workloads that are either compute/CPU bound or data intensive – in fact, some workloads demonstrate both characteristics.

Her expertise in HPC and Big Data/analytics areas will come in handy in guiding technology providers to build the right product for the right market, while helping consumers identify the relevant solutions to achieve optimal business outcome.

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Ben Woo

Ben Woo

CEO

Mr. Woo is a principal analyst for Neuralytix. His areas of specialties include storage, datacenter, and infrastructure.

A recognized, celebrated, provocative market visionary and thought leader, Mr. Woo frequently speaks at industry and customer events worldwide, is often quoted by leading business and technology press, advises Wall Street clients and other interested stakeholders.

Mr. Woo has a unique and diverse set of skills, knowledge and experience that he uses to provide in-depth market insight and advice on key aspects of the IT marketplace to both vendors and buyers of technology. A self-confessed “closet geek”, Mr. Woo is uniquely able to articulate business values from complex technologies to help bridge the divide between technology and business leaders.

Prior to Neuralytix, Mr. Woo was the Program Vice President of IDC’s Worldwide Storage Systems Research, where he led a team of analysts responsible for advising clients on the evolution and trends related to data storage systems. While at IDC, Mr. Woo also initiated the research program and was the lead analyst on Big Data. Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Woo served over 17 years in the sales and marketing of storage. Mr. Woo was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at a national provider of technology solutions and services, where he was responsible for the dramatic growth and expansion of the company; as well as serving in several key sales and management roles at Network Appliance, Inc. and MTI Technology Corporation.

He started his career in Sydney, Australia where he delivered one of the very first keynote speeches on the then nascent data storage technology we now know as RAID. Mr. Woo has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in accounting, banking, and finance.

Mr. Woo can be reached at bwoo@neuralytix.com.

Jean Bozman

Jean Bozman

John Dardick

John Dardick

Consulting Analyst, Channels & Alliances

Mr. Dardick is an executive business leader with strong track record developing win-win strategic partnerships across value-added technology distributors, resellers, and OEM’s. He is a co-founder of the Digital Garage (www.thedigitalgarage.io), a platform-as-a-service-provider and community builder for application developers. Prior to joining Neuralytix and founding Digital Garage, Mr. Dardick brought 30 years of IT Channel, Product, Vendor, and Cloud experience to WestconGroup where he served as the Vice President of Global Cloud Solutions responsible for defining and developing the cloud vendor and services portfolio strategy to successfully compete in the worldwide cloud distribution market.

Prior to WestconGroup, Mr. Dardick served as EVP of Global Business Development at Verecloud, a cloud service brokerage platform and distribution company,  leading the effort to build the cloud vendor and services portfolio strategy and business partnerships.  At Verecloud, he initiated and developed the partnership with WestconGroup which culminated in Verecloud’s acquisition.

Mr. Dardick has also held senior executive positions at Avnet, GE Access, Connecting Point of America/Intelligent Electronics, and Incentra where he was responsible for a broad breadth of functions for operations and GTM, including supply chain, vendor portfolio strategy and management, sourcing, inventory planning and procurement, contracts, logistics, contract assembly, channel and customer development.

Mr. Dardick education studied at the University of Florida. He also attained a Leadership Strategy and Change Management Certificate from SMU, executive coursework at GE and Avnet, and is a certified GE Six Sigma Executive Champion and Green Belt.

Matt Healey

Matt Healey

Principal Analyst, Enterprise Softwrae & Support Services

Prior to joining the Neuralytix team, Mr. Healey worked as a Principal Analyst at Technology Business Research after returning to the United States from Singapore. In Singapore, Mr. Healey was the Director of Strategy and Planning for Cisco covering Asia-Pacific, Japan and China. He was responsible for identifying growth markets, evaluating vendor market share, and analyzing emerging trends across all software and services markets.

Prior to working for Cisco, Mr. Healey worked IDC in both Asia/Pacific and the United States. At IDC, Mr. Healey was the global lead of IDC hardware and software support program for over five years. In this role, Mr. Healey conducted demand side research on customer perceptions with respect to support services, and developed detailed global forecasts, and vendor shares, for many sub-segments of hardware and software support services.

Mr. Healey holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, with concentrations in Marketing and Finance. In addition, he holds a B.Sc. in physics from Rensselae Polytechnic Institute.

Tom Petrocelli

Tom Petrocelli

Reinaldo Roveri-Filho

Reinaldo Roveri-Filho

Consulting Analyst, Latin America

Mr. Roveri is a specialist in the Information Technology industry and ecosystem. He has developed a solid understanding of the Brazilian, Latin America and global market dynamics over the years. He has the ability to analyze and deliver insightful and actionable recommendations to capture and leverage market opportunities and increase competitiveness. Mr. Roveri has more than 14 years of proven experience in market intelligence, analysis and strategic planning. His professional background includes large IT multinationals such as Ingram Micro, IDC, and Microsoft. During his career he has developed, managed and delivered several consulting projects to the largest IT companies in the globe such as IBM, HP, NCR, INTEL, SAP, CA Technologies, Microsoft, and others. Mr. Roveri graduated in Marketing and Communications from Mackenzie University, and holds a post-graduate degree in Business Administration as well as two MBAs from FIA/USP.

Janet Waxman

Janet Waxman

Channels

Ms. Waxman is the recognized expert and a true visionary in IT channels. She is the most sought after analyst in this field, with the broadest base of clients spanning both IT vendors, resellers, VARs, and distribution partners.

The advice that Ms. Waxman has provided throughout her illustrious 20 years of experience have resulted in the mutual benefit of both IT vendors and channel partners alike. Her guidance includes providing competitive market landscapes, identifying trends to enable strategic vision and sales/marketing initiatives. Her career has spanned the entire channel ecosystem from IT supplier, through distribution, eventually working for a VAR, before establishing her most successful and award winning channels research practice at IDC.

It was her tenure at IDC for which Ms. Waxman is most well-known. She established and evolved a research practice in IT infrastructure channels research that was unparalleled. It was the research practice for which she was most recognized. Ms. Waxman received many research awards including IDC’s most illustrious research award, the prestigious James Peacock Memorial Award. This award is only presented to a researcher who makes the greatest contribution in terms of organizing, conducting, and communicating the results of IDC research to clients.

After leaving IDC, Ms. Waxman returned to the supplier side, and worked for HP supporting its channels relating to hardware, software, product, service and cloud initiatives.

At Neuralytix, Ms. Waxman leverages her acclaimed channel expertise beyond the confines of IT infrastructure to encompass the total digital universe. This aligns completely with the challenges facing the channel today.

Ben Woo

Ben Woo

CEO

Mr. Woo is a principal analyst for Neuralytix. His areas of specialties include storage, datacenter, and infrastructure.

A recognized, celebrated, provocative market visionary and thought leader, Mr. Woo frequently speaks at industry and customer events worldwide, is often quoted by leading business and technology press, advises Wall Street clients and other interested stakeholders.

Mr. Woo has a unique and diverse set of skills, knowledge and experience that he uses to provide in-depth market insight and advice on key aspects of the IT marketplace to both vendors and buyers of technology. A self-confessed “closet geek”, Mr. Woo is uniquely able to articulate business values from complex technologies to help bridge the divide between technology and business leaders.

Prior to Neuralytix, Mr. Woo was the Program Vice President of IDC’s Worldwide Storage Systems Research, where he led a team of analysts responsible for advising clients on the evolution and trends related to data storage systems. While at IDC, Mr. Woo also initiated the research program and was the lead analyst on Big Data. Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Woo served over 17 years in the sales and marketing of storage. Mr. Woo was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at a national provider of technology solutions and services, where he was responsible for the dramatic growth and expansion of the company; as well as serving in several key sales and management roles at Network Appliance, Inc. and MTI Technology Corporation.

He started his career in Sydney, Australia where he delivered one of the very first keynote speeches on the then nascent data storage technology we now know as RAID. Mr. Woo has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in accounting, banking, and finance.

Mr. Woo can be reached at bwoo@neuralytix.com.

Jie Wu

Jie Wu

Analytics, Big Data & HPC

Ms. Wu’s professional experience spans wide spectrum. Most recently, Ms. Wu led product marketing effort at both established and startup organizations in data management, analytics and HPC arena. Prior to her marketing career, Ms. Wu was an industry analyst at research firm IDC delivering market intelligence services to technology providers and consumers in the High Performance Computing (HPC) market.

A trained mathematician, Ms. Wu’s earlier career also involved conducting sophisticated statistical analysis with machine data.

Ms. Wu believes HPC and Big Data are intertwined in that many of the HPC technologies are now being adopted in Big Data, for example, accelerators, in-memory computing, distributed computing and file system. Modern HPC should encompass workloads that are either compute/CPU bound or data intensive – in fact, some workloads demonstrate both characteristics.

Her expertise in HPC and Big Data/analytics areas will come in handy in guiding technology providers to build the right product for the right market, while helping consumers identify the relevant solutions to achieve optimal business outcome.

Tom Trainer

Tom Trainer

Principal Analyst, Infrastructure & Cloud

Tom Trainer is a principal analyst with Neuralytix and his focus is cloud and infrastructure.

Mr. Trainer is a recognized industry expert with over 25 years of experience in cloud and Infrastructure computing.  He has held executive positions at start-ups such as Gluster, EvoStor and Red Hat, managing senior partner at Evaluator Group, and senior marketing and technical positions at industry mainstays including Microsoft, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, and is a former contributing author for Network Computing and an industry speaker.

Leah Schoeb

Leah Schoeb

Data Infrastructure & IoT

Ms. Schoeb brings expertise ranging from cloud infrastructure and virtualization to system and data infrastructure performance. Her latest work was with solid state technology. She draws from 25 years of experience in the computer industry helping systems companies with performance engineering and optimization, market positioning, benchmark evidence creation, and guiding industry standards development for system, virtualized, containerized, and data solutions. Ms. Schoeb has served in several leadership roles for performance archtitecture for companies, such as, VMware, Sun Microsystems, Dell, Intel, and Amdahl. She has developed and executed long-term plans for the generation of new solid state technology and cloud computing performance. Ms. Schoeb has also participated and provided thought leadership for industry groups such as, Transaction Performance Council (TPC), Storage Performance Council (SPC), and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). She currently serves the SNIA as an elected member of the Technical Council and a co-chair of the Solid State Storage System Technical Work Group.

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