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Brian Pawlowski

NetApp
Senior Vice President and former Chief Technology Officer at NetApp
Brian Pawlowski is Senior Vice President and former Chief Technology Officer at NetApp. Pawlowski is currently leading an internal start-up that recently shipped NetApp’s first purpose built All Flash Array Storage product. Since joining NetApp in 1994, he has been involved in the design of high performance, highly reliable storage systems. Pawlowski has been working on open protocols for storage since the 1980’s, was co-author of the NFS Version 3 specification and is currently co-chair of the NFS Version 4 working group at the IETF. Pawlowski led the design team for NetApp's first SAN product and holds several patents related to that work. Pawlowski started the Advanced Technology Group at NetApp in 2004 to conduct fundamental research in storage systems. Additionally, he has been driving the Open Source strategy at Network Appliance, defining NetApp's community engagements and directing funding to open source efforts critical to NetApp's customer's success. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Linux Foundation and the Anita Borg Institute.