Discover Las Vegas 2016 Executive Biographies

IoT

Dr. Tom Bradicich, Vice President and General Manager, Servers and IoT Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Dr. Tom Bradicich is GM and VP at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, leading the global business unit dense scalable servers and IoT Systems, with P&L ownership, worldwide product development, and customer experience. He and his team direct the HPE Discovery Labs and IoT Innovation Labs in the US, Europe, and Asia, for partner and customer collaborations.

With first of a kind innovation, Tom’s products received an InfoWorld 2015 Technology of the Year Award, the ARM TechCon Best of Show, a CRN 2015 Product of the Year Award, a 2016 IT Brand Pulse Leader Award sweeping all categories, and the furthest on the Gartner Magic Quadrant, Modular Servers. Tom and his team incepted HPE’s corporate IoT strategy and launched the HPE Edgeline™ product line, HPE’s first line of systems expressly designed for Internet of Things solutions.

Prior to his current role, Tom was an HP Vice President, Server Engineering, responsible for global R&D and delivery of HP’s workload optimized, converged server product line. Tom and his staff directed several worldwide engineering teams, releasing over 20 products and integrated solutions stacks. They pioneered the first Intel Xeon™ server with on-chip integrated graphics, and the first 64 bit enterprise ARM server.

The beginning of his career was spent at IBM, where he was an IBM Fellow, R&D Vice President, Engineering Director, Distinguished Engineer, and CTO for IBM’s x86 server line. Early on he worked in notebook and PC R&D where he led the design of IBM’s first prototype notebook computer which catalyzed a new product category, and managed the development of the first mainstream x86 system with memory error correction and external cache memory. Tom managed the world wide VGA™ graphics and PCTV™ software and hardware product R&D, embedded server virtualization, and the development of IBM’s System Migration Assistant software (SMA). He and his team conceived and led IBM’s xArchitecture™ server strategy, conceived the architecture for the IBM BladeCenter™ and PureFlex™ / PureSystem™. Leading cross company and industry teams, Tom led the development of corporate strategies for IBM’s CEO, on Home Networking, Product Usability, Data Center Networking, Entry Power™ Servers, Blade Servers, and x86 Virtualization.

Tom co-founded and directed the IBM Personal Systems Institute, a management systems for accelerating technology from IBM’s Research Labs to the market place. He received several Management and Technical awards, including the IBM Chairman’s award for the BladeCenter™ converged system, which catalyzed a new product category and has become a multi-billion dollar industry segment. Tom was elected to the IBM Academy of Technology by his peers, managed the IBM/Intel Alliance, and provided technical advice on corporate legal contracts and agreements, including serving as a key technical advisor on the legal agreements for the sale of the IBM PC business to Lenovo, and IBM IP agreements with major corporations. During his tenure, the IBM x86 business grew from several $100M to multi-billion.

Prior to joining HP, Tom worked for National Instruments (NI) as an R&D Fellow and officer, where he conceived and led NI’s corporate big data strategy, Big Analog Data™ Solutions. He led teams developing end-to-end solutions for the IoT and Industrial Internet, comprising embedded data analysis systems and IT infrastructures. Tom conceived and led the NI corporate strategy for RASM (Reliability, Availability, Serviceability, and Manageability) for NI’s test and embedded computer systems products.

Tom holds several U.S. patents in PC, server, and converged systems design, the BSEE, MSEE, and PhD degrees, serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board of the College of Engineering, University of Florida. He guest lectures on Leadership and Innovation, and served on the adjunct faculty at several universities, teaching courses in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineer and Management of Information Systems.

 

Mark Potter, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Enterprise Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Mark Potter is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the Enterprise Group (EG), a $28 billion annual revenue business that includes server, storage, networking, technology services, and cloud solutions. In this role, he works closely with the business and Hewlett Packard Labs to incubate new businesses, accelerate EG’s innovation agenda to a broader set of customers and align field technical sales capabilities.

Prior to this role, Potter served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the $14+ billion server business, including HPE ProLiant servers, the world’s No. 1 server brand; HPE BladeSystem, the world’s number one converged infrastructure; HP CloudSystem, the flagship of HPE’s hybrid cloud portfolio; and mission-critical computing with the HPE UX, Integrity and NonStop platforms.

The recipient of eight engineering patents, Potter has held numerous senior business and R&D management positions since joining Compaq Computer, now a part of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, in January 1989. Before HPE, Potter served in leadership and engineering roles in the aerospace industry. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University and serves on the University’s Dwight Look College of Engineering Board of Advisors. Potter is also a board member of a privately held technology company.

 

 

Storage

Manish Goel, SVP and GM, Storage, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Manish Goel is the senior vice president and general manager of HPE’s Storage organization, where he’s responsible for driving innovation in and growing the overall profitability of the US $4 billion business.

Prior to joining HPE, Goel served as the Chief Executive Officer at Guavus, a software firm providing Big Data analytics services to large-scale telecommunications companies.

Goel’s almost 30 years of experience spans a broad range of industries and roles, including corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, business development, engineering development and management, sales and product strategy as well as particular expertise in the software and networking sectors.

Before acting as CEO at Guavus, Goel spent 12 years at the storage and data management firm NetApp, most recently holding the title of Executive Vice President of Product Operations. In that position, he was responsible for all product and technology strategy, development and delivery, with an operating budget of more than US $1 billion. His previous positions with NetApp include Senior Vice President and General Manager of Software and Vice President Enterprise Accounts.

Goel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a Master’s of Business Administration Degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Goel, an avid golfer and a fluent Hindi speaker, sits on the board of Aerospike, Inc., and resides in the Bay Area.

 

Patrick Osborne, Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Mr. Osborne is responsible for product management and marketing in the areas of Software-Defined Storage and Unstructured Data for the HPE Storage Division. In his current role, his team has responsibility for HPE Composable Data Fabric solutions including StoreVirtual VSA, 3PAR File Persona and the StoreEasy product lines. These product lines are HPE's lead-with solutions in the areas of Software-Defined Storage, Big Data and Network Attached Storage.

Patrick joined HPE in 2009 via the IBRIX acquisition. Prior to HPE, he has held Sales and Business Development positions at IBRIX and Sun Microsystems in the area of Storage and Data Management solutions. Most recently, he held the position of Director of Product Management and Marketing for HPE Data Protection, Data Retention and Analytics portfolios.

Mr. Osborne graduated with a B.A. in Computer Science from the Boston College Carroll School of Management. Patrick’s current office location is Boston, MA.

 

Converged Data Center Infrastructure

Ric Lewis, SVP and GM, Converged Data Center Infrastructure, Hewlett Pacakard Enterprise

Ric Lewis is senior vice president and general manager of the Converged Data Center Infrastructure global business unit within HPE’s Enterprise Group. In this role, he is responsible for HPE’s converged infrastructure, converged management, and software-defined data center solutions. The Converged Data Center Infrastructure portfolio includes the HPE BladeSystem and HPE ConvergedSystem product lines, and the workload-optimized solutions built upon them.

Ric is also responsible for developing the pan-HPE architecture for end-to-end data center solutions that represent the next generation of IT infrastructure for customers running both traditional and cloud-native workloads in their data center environments.

Prior to this position, Ric was vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Server Business segment. He managed the portfolio of HP ProLiant x86-based blade and scale-up rack servers, Superdome X and NonStop X systems, Integrity servers, and the HP-UX and OpenVMS operating environments. In addition, he led HP’s converged infrastructure management and fabrics portfolio, including HP Virtual Connect.

Ric joined HP in 1987 and is based in Fort Collins, CO. He spent his earlier years leading design teams in computer system, chipset, CPU, and firmware development for a broad range of products spanning from workstations to high-end servers. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Utah State University, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and a master’s degree in business administration from Santa Clara University.

 

 

Paul Miller, VP Marketing, Converged Data Center Infrastructure, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Paul Miller is vice president of Marketing in Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Converged Data Center Infrastructure business unit. Under Miller’s direction, the organization is responsible for Marketing for HPE Synergy, HPE OneView, HPE BladeSystems, and the Converged and Hyper Converged Solutions portfolio.

Miller’s team consists of product marketing and technical marketing experts who develop marketing content and enable sales of Composable Infrastructure, Infrastructure Management, and workload optimized solutions spanning, Big Data, Cloud, End User Computing, and Enterprise Applications.

Previously, Miller was vice president of Solution Engineering in HP where he led a team of engineers developing integrated workload systems. Miller also held various senior marketing roles including vice president Worldwide Marketing for Enterprise Server, Storage and Networking (ESSN) at HP, where he launched the HP Converged Infrastructure portfolio and strategy across multiple business units. He also served as vice president of Marketing for Industry Standard Servers (ISS) and HP BladeSystem, spearheading the marketing strategy for the fastest growing division in HP.

Miller has more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, leading R&D, Product Management, Product Marketing and Alliances teams. Prior to joining HP, he held positions at IBM in engineering, software development, services, planning and strategy.

Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley’s Hass School of Business, with a dual emphasis in marketing and finance.

 

Cloud

Jay Jamison, VP, Product Marketing, HP Helion, HPE Cloud

Jay Jamison is the Vice President of Product Marketing for HPE Helion, HPE's portfolio of Cloud Computing products and services. He is responsible for all elements of product marketing, including product positioning, packaging, pricing, licensing, technical marketing and competitive analysis for the HPE Cloud business. Jay joined HP (now HPE) in 2013, as the Director of Product Management for HP Helion OpenStack.

Jay has over 15 years of operating experience in the technology industry. He began his business career at Microsoft, where had leadership roles in product management for Windows Server. He also served at the Business Group Lead for the Windows desktop OS product line for Microsoft Japan.

Immediately prior to joining HP (now HPE) in 2013, Jay was a Partner at BlueRun Ventures in Menlo Park, where he focused on early stage investments in mobile, consumer internet and enterprise software.

He received his undergraduate degree at Duke University and completed his Masters of Business Administration at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Northern California.

When he can get away from work, Jay enjoys skiing, playing ice hockey and crossfit. He and his wife Aimee are involved in the International Justice Mission. Jay is also a popular speaker and writer on topics of entrepreneurship and technology. He has been a featured (and highly rated) speaker at the Startup Digest University, the Hacker Dojo, and the Founders Showcase. He has also mentored at the Founders Institute and at Wharton West, the San Francisco campus of the Wharton School of Business. In his writing, Jay has authored articles that have appeared on TechCrunch and on the WSJ.com’s AllThingsD blog.

 

Bobby Patrick, CMO, HPE Cloud

Bobby Patrick is Chief Marketing Officer for HPE Cloud. Bobby is responsible for strategic messaging, awareness and demand generation, and worldwide community adoption and customer growth for HPE Helion, HPE’s portfolio of cloud products and services, in addition to accelerating HPE’s overall commitment to open source software.

Prior to HPE, Bobby was Executive Vice President and CMO of Basho Technologies. Under Bobby’s direction, Basho emerged as a leader in the hotly contested NoSQL database market capturing 1/3 of the Fortune 100 and earning the 40th fastest growing software com-pany in the 2013 Inc500.

Before Basho, Bobby was CMO at GXS, a global supply chain provider, and Digex, the pioneer of managed hosting. He also held positions as senior consultant for Accenture and senior computer specialist with the FBI.

 

Omri Gazitt VP Products and Services, HP Helion

Omri Gazitt is the Vice President of Cloud Products and Services at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He leads product management for HPE’s Helion product family, including Helion OpenStack, Helion Stackato, Helion Development Platform, Helion CloudSystem, and Helion Eucalyptus.

In prior lives, Omri worked at three startups, including NEON Systems from its inception through its IPO in 1999; BuiltSteady, which he co-founded in 2011; and Symform, where he served as the SVP of Product Development. Omri was also a senior executive at Microsoft for 13 years, where he managed the teams that delivered much of .NET, the Microsoft Application Server, and a few of the early Azure Services.

Omri earned a Computer Science degree from Rice University, lives with his wife and three daughters in Redmond, WA, and loves rainy winter days in the northwest because they mean fresh powder on the weekends.

 

Docker

Tana Rosenblatt Sr. Director, Corporate Strategy and Strategic Alliances

Tana Rosenblatt is Senior Director of corporate strategic alliances. Partners include AWS, Google, RedHat, Suse, Hortonworks, Cloudera, SFDC, Workday and new entrant partners like Docker and other partners in the container ecosystem. Her charter is to incubate new business opportunities with cutting edge and market-leading partners.

As part of the Hewlett-Packard Corporate Strategy organization, Tana held Senior Director roles on the Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, Accenture and Oracle Alliances. A seasoned Alliance professional with over 16 years at HP, she has worked in various alliance leadership roles, ranging from Alliance lead, business operations, partner strategy and development, business planning and marketing, market research and analytics.

Prior to joining corporate strategy in 2005, Tana was Director of Global Alliance Communications and mid-tier enterprise partner marcom for HP’s Customer Solutions Group (CSG) and Technology Solutions Group (TSG), responsible for BEA, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Siebel, Accenture, Bearing Point, Cap Gemini, and Deloitte.

During her tenure at Compaq Computer Corp., Tana led the Global Solutions Marketing Communications team in the Business Critical Solutions Group (BCSG) from 1999-2001. She then served for two years as Director of Integrated Marketing for the NonStop Enterprise Division.

Tana was co-founder and Vice President of an independent start-up company, leading business development for The Public Forum Institute's congressionally convened conferences and international public policy forums. She has over 8 years of experience in U.S. Federal and State government, as well as British government in The House of Commons.

Tana graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Arizona. She has Executive Biography participated in international women’s summits hosted by the Foundation for Global Leadership to help foster business relationships between entrepreneurial women in developing nations and their counterparts in the western United States.

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