STS 2020 Keynotes Speakers


Bruce Gilpin

Partner Keynote: Bruce Gilpin

Versity Software, Inc.

Bruce Gilpin brings over 20 years of experience building innovative technology products and companies from the ground up. As the CEO of Versity, he oversees the company’s sales and marketing, finance, legal, administration, and corporate strategy. Previously he was EVP of Corporate Development at USWeb/CKS, CFO of Brammo Inc., and COO of MobiTV.

Andrew Guazza

Partner Keynote: Andrew Guazza

Senior Technology Partner
Data in Science Technologies (DST)

Andrew Gauzza will be speaking on behalf of Data in Science Technologies. With a background in scale-out storage, networking and data security, Andrew brings twenty-two years of experience with the past eight years overseeing the management of over two-hundred Petabytes of storage across a dozen clients utilizing the latest in HPC and scale out storage including Spectrum Scale (GPFS), Lustre, Quobyte, BeeGFS and OpenZFS.

Our mission is to create a positive experience for the Scientist when using HPC by clearly defining collaboration and communication policy while ensuring proper tuning, documentation, and transitional handoffs configured to best practices. DST clients experience increased customer adaption of HPC, full accountability, collaboration, and a central communication platform for Scientists and HPC support teams.

Brad Johns

Analyst Keynote: Brad Johns

Brad Johns Consulting

Brad Johns is currently the President of Brad Johns Consulting LLC. His firm provides analysis and consulting to help computer storage companies and end-users with their marketing and strategy needs. Brad started a 32 year technology career with IBM in 1978 as a sales trainee for the Data Processing Division. His career included management and project management positions in sales, consulting and marketing. The last fourteen years of his career were data storage related and included storage marketing and product management responsibilities in Tucson, Arizona. Storage offerings his worldwide team launched and marketed included enterprise disk, mid-range disk, NAS, SAN, storage virtualization, de-duplication , tape libraries and tape drives. Brad also managed market intelligence activities for storage offering and worked closely with customers to identify their storage needs. His previous experience included consulting as a member of IBM Innovation Consulting, which specialized in engineering change process analysis and workflow software implementations. His clients included major automotive and aerospace companies. In addition, Brad has over a decade of information technology sales and sales management experience in the Los Angeles and Phoenix areas with Fortune 500 clients in the aerospace and manufacturing Industries. He holds a Master in Business Administration and Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Arizona.

Matt Ninesling

Partner Keynote: Matt Ninesling

Director of Hardware Engineering
Spectra Logic

Matt Ninesling is Spectra Logic’s Director of Hardware Engineering and Tape Library Product Manager. He has been with Spectra Logic for over 20 years, where he has helped develop advancements for Spectra’s enterprise tape library family. Matt led the development of the TFinity tape library, the world’s largest storage system, and the High Performance Transporter.  He has worked in manufacturing management, new product integration, engineering project management, as well as his current engineering and product management positions.  Matt received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder.

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