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Gary Zasman
Senior ILM Consultant Americas, Network Appliance

Gary Zasman performs multiple roles in Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)- Data Management Forum (DMF) i.e. the Co-chair of ILM PS, the Co-Chair of LTACSI (Long Term Archive & Compliant Storage Initiative) and the other as the Chair of the 100 Year Archive Task Force as well as functioning as the Senior ILM Consultant Americas for Network Appliance.

As Senior ILM Consultant of Information Lifecycle Management Solutions at Network Appliance Inc., Gary Zasman is responsible for managing and developing the company’s professional services for integrated, optimized solutions that meet enterprise storage needs for structured, semi-structured and unstructured information through its life cycle.

Mr. Zasman brings 23 years of information technology solution experience to his position. Before joining Network Appliance Inc. in January 2006, Mr. Zasman developed ILM solutions and consulting practices at Accenture/EMC (Massachusetts) and StorageTek (Colorado). Prior to that he spent seven years at EMC Corporation, beginning as the manager of Professional Services in South Africa, then moving to the United States in where he became worldwide director of Technology and Business Planning for networked storage solutions.

In 2001, a team that Mr. Zasman worked with over a six-year period was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Computerworld Smithsonian Award, for developing a digital library and associated processes to house and manage hundreds of terabytes of unstructured data and associated metadata for historical preservation.

He began his career in South Africa in 1981 as a systems engineer for IBM before moving on to positions in engineering, consulting and management with industry leading technology and consulting companies.

He resides in Lafayette, Colorado with his wife, Noleen, and two daughters, Donna and Bryony.

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