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Jeff Nick is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at EMC Corporation. With 2009 revenues of $14 billion and more than 43,000 employees, EMC is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information.
Nick leads EMC's Corporate Office of Technology, which is responsible for defining the company's evolving information infrastructure technology vision and strategy. He works directly with EMC's executive team and leading technologists across EMC's storage platforms, software products, and global services divisions to develop future products and solutions. He is based at corporate headquarters in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and reports directly to Pat Gelsinger, President and Chief Operating Officer, Information Infrastructure Products.
Nick chairs EMC's CTO Council, which is the company's internal forum for technical collaboration on information infrastructure design initiatives. He chairs EMC's external Industry Technical Advisory Council (ITAC), a select customer forum for vetting EMC's technical strategy in light of industry technology trends affecting EMC and its customers alike. Nick similarly stewards EMC's Technical Advisory Board, comprised of luminaries assembled from industry and academia to advise EMC senior management on technology trends and disruptions.
In his role as CTO, Nick drives EMC's internal Innovation Network, linking all of EMC's R&D efforts worldwide. He also oversees EMC's sponsorship of university research globally as well as EMC's involvement in industry standards bodies. Nick founded and chairs EMC's corporate Fellow and Distinguished Engineer Review Boards, which are responsible for recognizing and leveraging EMC's top technical talent in shaping integrated technology solutions for EMC's customers. The Office of the CTO also evaluates emerging industry technology trends and plays a key role in setting technical direction for EMC's M&A activities.
Nick joined EMC in September 2004 from IBM, where he held the distinguished title of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor that IBM bestows on its IT innovators. During his 24-year career at IBM, he held a wide range of technical leadership positions with skills developed across a broad array of computer technology disciplines, including software development, microcode, systems architecture, clustered and distributed systems, database sharing algorithms, and transaction processing. Nick was Vice President, Architecture and Design, responsible for IBM's On Demand infrastructure initiative. He also led IBM's Grid Computing strategy. Nick began his IBM career as a software engineer focusing on the System 390 MVS operating system, and he eventually became the lead architect for the S/390 z-series platform and IBM's industry-leading Parallel Sysplex data-sharing platform.
Nick graduated Magna Cum Laude from Marist College. He currently holds more than 80 U.S. patents in computer systems technology.
Tomorrow’s Engineering Crisis
as author at MIT World Series: Emerging Technologies Conference 2005,
together with: Howard Anderson (moderator), Kristina M. Johnson, Sophie V. Vandebroek, Thomas L. Magnanti,