This article originally ran at Talkin’ Cloud
Data management and cloud storage company NetApp has named Mark Bregman chief technology officer in an announcement on Monday. Bregman joins NetApp from machine-learning startup SkywriterRX where he served as CTO, and continues to serve as a board member and an advisor.
At NetApp Bregman will be responsible for leading its portfolio strategy and innovation roadmap. He will evaluate where the biggest opportunities are to support its vision of the Data Fabric, the company’s vision for the future of data management.
“Mark will work with NetApp’s Advanced Technology Group anticipating and capitalizing on new and emerging trends,” NetApp executive vice president of Product Operations Joel Reich said in a statement. “His wealth of experience across technology sectors will be invaluable to accelerating NetApp’s innovation leadership. We look forward to Mark helping to deliver outstanding value to our customers and partners, now and into the future.”
Bregman has held senior positions at Neustar, Symantec, Veritas, AirMedia and IBM.
“It’s an honor to join NetApp, especially at a time when our customers are rapidly transforming their IT environments,” Bregman said. “NetApp’s people, products, and intellectual property address customers’ evolving needs and ultimately played a big role in my decision to join the company.”
In addition to his various senior roles, he has served as executive sponsor and member of the Women in Technology programs at his previous places of employment. He has served as a director of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. He is also on the boards of the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium, ShoreTel, and Skywriter.
Earlier this year, NetApp launched three editions of its SteelStore backup and disaster recovery software that can be installed as an Amazon Machine Image.