Amplidata has appointed current board member Michael Wall as executive chairman of its board of directors. In this role, he will advise senior management on growth strategies and help accelerate Amplidata’s business worldwide.
Mike joined the Amplidata board on November 2nd 2011. He was a founding member of the management team that developed Intel Corporation‘s storage division, has over 30 years of industry leadership experience, including 14 years specifically in storage. His previous roles include president and CEO at Atempo, acquired by ASG Software Solutions.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook as well as a Masters of Management Sciences from Averill Harriman College for Urban and Policy Sciences, at SUNY Stony Brook.
Wim De Wispelaere, co-founder and CEO of Amplidata, says: "Mike is an industry veteran and has impressive experience in the storage industry at a global scale. We will greatly benefit from his continued expertise and guidance as we strengthen Amplidata’s position as a leader in storage technology innovation."
Commenting on hi appointment, Wall adds: "I am delighted to accept a more active role with Amplidata. Legacy RAID based storage systems are incapable of maintaining necessary levels of data resiliency and performance to support 21st century Big Data applications. Amplidata is clearly changing the way big unstructured data is stored and it is one of the most innovative players currently in this market."
Amplidata’s board members also include:
- Kristof De Splegeleer, founder of Amplidata
- Wim De Wispelaere, founder and CEO
- Dominique Pitteloud, partner at Endeavour Vision
- Frank Maene, managing partner at Big Bang Ventures
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