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New Board Appointed for SNIA ANZ

  • 03 April, 2006 13:07

<p>New Chair Announces Significant Plans for 2006/7</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia – April 3, 2006 – The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) ANZ announced the appointment of a new board of directors at the Annual General meeting held in Sydney on March 30, 2006.</p>
<p>The new Chair is Jacob Van der Eyk from CA, Vice Chair is Clive Gold from EMC, Secretary is Bert Noah from Acer and the Treasurer is Ross Harper from HDS. A new appointment of executive director of SNIA ANZ has been made. Rob Stirling has been appointed executive director and will be responsible for the day to day running of SNIA and making sure the boards wishes are carried out.</p>
<p>Two new directors were also added to the board, Michael Burke from CommVault and Tony Richardson from Sun.</p>
<p>Jacob Van der Eyk praised the work carried out by the outgoing Chair, Garry Barker from IBM. “Garry worked tirelessly for SNIA for a long period of time, his last year as Chair has been most productive. Garry oversaw the strong growth in membership, the growth of the SNW event, (the only conference and exhibition for the storage industry), and the beginnings of our education and storage qualification programs. The board sincerely thanks him for his efforts.”</p>
<p>“The work done by the excellent 2005 board will be built upon in 2006/7,” said Jacob. “We are witnessing a huge growth in our SNW event scheduled for September 2006 with a big move to more user-centric presentations, greater support from delegates and increased vendor support in the exhibition area. SNIA is being seen increasingly as an educator and standards setter in storage and now data management. We are partnering with the records management folk at RMAA to help users with the transition of data and metadata from application to repository.”</p>
<p>“We are taking the education theme to a higher plane with the announcement of our SNIA Academy Program in ANZ. Starting in May we will hold one day tutorials for users around both countries allowing the storage user to hear unbiased findings and advice from SNIA on such topics as email management, ILM, data security and IP storage.”</p>
<p>SNIA is also embracing the end user community even further with its co founding of the first Storage Networking User Group (SNUG) in Australia, and its decision to go ahead later this year with the first survey of storage users in ANZ.”</p>
<p>“We have a very exciting year ahead,” said Jacob.</p>
<p>About the SNIA</p>
<p>The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization made up of more than 420 active member companies plus their worldwide affiliates and close to 7,100 active individuals spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA members share the common goal of advancing the adoption of storage networks as complete and trusted solutions. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For additional information, visit the SNIA web site at http://www.snia.org or in ANZ visit www.snia.org.au</p>
<p>Contacts:</p>
<p>Rob Stirling
Executive Director
rstirling@snia.org.au
+61 2 9977 8031</p>

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