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Colin Dawson
Colin Dawson has been with Tivoli Storage Manager (formerly Adstar Distributed Storage Manager - ADSM) since version 1 release 1 in 1993.  Through the years, he has worked in many areas of the server with emphasis on inventory management, session protocol, LAN-Free, and the database. His current role is as server architect with responsibility and oversight for the functional enhancements being implemented in a given release along with input to the product and other such forward-looking considerations.

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Dave Cannon
Dave Cannon joined IBM in 1978, and has spent most of his career developing storage hardware and software products. Since 1992, Dave has worked on ADSM/TSM development in Tucson, Arizona. As a TSM server development team leader, he designed and developed many of the features found in TSM today. In his current role as the TSM chief architect since 2004, he leads the development team in setting technical direction and designing functional enhancement

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Sumant Padbidri
Sumant Padbidri is a Senior Technical Staff Member and chief architect of Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (TPC). TPC is an industry leading storage resource management solution. Sumant has over 20 years of systems management software experience and has been with IBM for 13 years.

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Greg Van Hise
Greg Van Hise is an architect in the TSM development organization. His most recent work has focused on TSM's Data Protection for VMware. Greg has over 20 years of experience in the storage industry. His past assignments include architecture and development roles related to FastBack and it's integration with TSM, TPC and TSM server.

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Tom Clark
Tom Clark is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect for Storage Software in Tivoli. He spent over 11 years at Informix Software developing parallel database internals, joining IBM in 2001. Since joining IBM, his work has focused on storage and storage management software, including file systems, applications in storage, backup, archive, cloud storage and storage management in virtual environments.

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Martine Wedlake
Martine Wedlake is a Senior Software Engineer at IBM responsible for Graphical User Interface architecture for storage products. Martine has also worked as a developer on database administration tools and software architect for CIM/SMI-S providers for IBM storage devices. He earned a Ph.D and a M.A.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Victoria, and B.S. in Computer Science from Portland State University.

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Randy Blea
Randy Blea is currently the Tivoli Productivity Center for Replication (TPC-R) Architect. Randy has been part of the TPC-R team since the product creation as a lead developer. Prior to that, Randy worked in both test and development on the System Data Mover team working on XRC. These experiences have had him working in IBM copy services throughout his career at IBM.

Architecture


Eran Raichstein
Eran Raichstein is a Senior Technical Staff Member and the chief architect of the Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack product suite. Eran has extensive knowledge in communication and storage technologies, and experience in the design and implementation of large-scale heterogeneous systems. He has a broad knowledge of the data storage field both from a technical and a market perspective, as his responsibilities have included software development, risk analysis and managing customer relationships.

Architecture


Jim Smith
Jim Smith is a Tivoli Storage Manager architect with responsibilities for the Backup-Archive client, Data Protection for VMware, and Space Management products. Jim has been involved with the ADSM and TSM products since their introduction in 1993.

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Avi Hochberg
Avi Hochberg am a Tivoli Storage Manager Client architect/developer. For the past 15 years he has also been the TSM API architect and owner. Avi's areas of expertise include the TSM API, Tivoli Data protection products, TSM application integration, client side deduplication, Retention protection, and VMware backup. Avi is an IBM master inventor.

Architecture


Jason Basler
Jason Basler is a software engineer with IBM who has been involved with the Tivoli Storage Manager development team for over sixteen years. He is currently responsible for quality assurance activities for TSM, and has expertise in various TSM technologies as well as related storage technologies. He has recently been focused on the development activities around the new releases for TSM Version 6 and TSM for Virtual Environments.

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Dietmar Noll
Dietmar Noll started in the services and consulting business of IBM, working as an architect creating solutions for large industrial clients and customers of the travel and transportation industry. He later joined the IBM storage software development team, now working as an architect on the Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (TPC).

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