Speakers of the TSM 2011 Symposium

Matt Anglin

Matt is a Senior TSM Server Developer. He has been with IBM for 27 years, and has been a member of the TSM Server Development team since ADSM V2. Most recently, Matt was the lead server developer of the deduplication enhancements in V6.1 and V6.2, and is currently working on future enhancements to the TSM server.

Gerd Becker

Gerd Becker is a Project Manager for EMPALIS Consulting GmbH, an IBM Business Partner in Germany. He has more than 30 years of IT experience, including over 15 years experience with storage management products such as DFSMS and Tivoli Storage Manager. His areas of expertise include IBM Tivoli Storage Manager implementation projects and education at customer sites, including mainframe environments (OS/390®, VSE, VM, and Linux® for zSeries®). He holds several certifications, including technical and sales, and is an IBM Tivoli Certified Instructor. He has developed and taught several storage classes for IBM Education Services in Germany, Switzerland and Austria and for qSkills in Nuernberg. He has been Chairman of the Guide Share Europe (GSE) Stoage-Usergroup for more than 10 years. He is author of the Redbooks „IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Technical Guide 5.3, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Technical Guide 6.1, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Certification Guide 6.1“, did the betatest for TSM Version 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 and is member of the TSM Early Access Program.

Mike Bobo

Mike Bobo has been in the IT industry for 35 years, working in Telecommunications, Networking, Data Center Management, and Storage with several large worldwide companies. He has been with IBM since 1995, working in the Service Management area in large customer implementations and in the Service Delivery area for the complete Tivoli product suite. Mike has also worked with the largest of IBM customer base, driving customers to successful implementations to grow business value and return on investment. He has been responsible for the support of the Tivoli Storage products for the past 8 years and has been closely aligned with the European and German user community for that entire time. Mike resides in Tucson, AZ, with his wife, Kathy, and has 4 children and 12 grandchildren.

Rolf Bogus

Rolf Bogus is working in the Systems Department of the Computing Center of Heidelberg University for more than 25 years. Since 1991 he is responsible for the backup facilities with TSM starting with WDSF/VM. The first TSM workshop for large European sites was initiated in 1994 by the universities of Karlsruhe and Heidelberg by Prof. Gerhard Schneider, Klaus Dilper and Rolf. This workshop was the beginning of the TSM Symposium, starting with three workshops in Karlsruhe, continuing with five symposia in Oxford and followed by the symposia at Petersberg and Dresden organized by Claus Kalle.

Dave Cannon

Dave joined IBM in 1978, and has spent most of his career developing storage hardware and software products.  Since 1992, Dave has worked on ADSM/TSM development in Tucson, Arizona.  As a TSM server development team leader, he designed and developed many of the features found in TSM today.  In his current role as the TSM chief architect since 2004, he leads the worldwide development team in setting technical direction and designing functional enhancements.

Alexander Dunaevskiy

Alexander Dunaevskiy is a lead administrator of the backup and archive system of Leibniz Supercomputing Centre of Bavarian Academy of Sciences.

Thomas Eifert

Thomas Eifert studied Physics at RWTH Aachen University. He joined the Center for Computing and Communication 1992 and worked in several fields of IT services. He is head of the backup and archive team since 2000 and since then drives the development of data services which in 2010 were expanded by database services.

Bruno Friess

Bruno has studied computer science and started with ADSM advanced technical support in IBM 15 years ago. His work was mainly support for big ADSM/TSM installations in EMEA. Since six years Bruno is owner of the company eXstor which is focused on solutions around TSM, especially HA solutions.

Kirsten Glöer

Kirsten Glöer has studied computer science at the University of Karlsruhe. She has more than 15 years experience with storage management products such as TSM/ADSM. After her studies, she was employed for five years at the University of Karlsruhe and organized together with Prof. Gerhard Schneider and Klaus Dilper the ADSM workshops, the predecessor of the TSM Symposiums. She is now employed at FIZ Karlsruhe.

Peter Groth

Peter is the GSE European Strategic Project Manager and the Technical Co-ordinator in the GSE Region Germany. In the working life he is the Managing Director of BTB GmbH in Germany, Leinfelden.

Greg Van Hise

Greg is an architect for IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager. His most recent work has focused on TSM for Virtual Environments. Greg has over 25 years of experience in the storage industry. Past assignments include architecture and development roles related to FastBack and its integration with TSM, TPC and TSM server.

Del Hoobler

Del Hoobler is a senior software engineer working at IBM for more than 21 years. For the past 14 years, he has worked on designing and developing software products for the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager suite of products, which includes FlashCopy Manager. He specializes in the "TDP" products having to do with Exchange and SQL as well as the Windows VSS architecture. He lives in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.

Claus Kalle

Claus has been involved with system administration at the University of Cologne for 34 years. Since 1990 he has been head of the Systems Department and his main interest is in storage networking solutions and linux based server farms. He was involved in leading the German Unix Users Group (GUUG) for many years and is now Speaker of the systems committee of the ZKI-Verein (www.zki.de).

Daniele Francesco Kruse

Daniele Francesco Kruse studied computer science engineering and received his M.S. at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata". He started working at CERN in Geneva in 2009, doing research on performance monitoring of high energy physics applications, and on vector programming. In late 2010 he joined the TSM team at CERN, and since then he is a TSM administrator in the CERN Computer Centre.

Peter Micke

Peter Micke is working as a brandleader for the TSM product line for five years now at Fritz & Macziol GmbH, a Premium IBM Business Partner in Germany. After finishing his studies of electrical engineering he got into contact with ADSM 14 years ago and kept stuck with the product. He's developing TSM concepts and also doing installations on different platforms, including TDPs. Besides the daily work, his focus is on improving management and monitoring capabilities of the TSM environment.

Kathy Mitton

Kathy Mitton has been with IBM for 24 years and has spent most of that time within storage software. Kathy is currently the manager of the world wide TSM server development team. She has been involved with TSM for more than 15 years in some capacity (developer, first level manager, second level manager).

Urs Moser

Urs Moser is a certified Senior IT Specialist working for IBM Global Services in Switzerland. He is responsible for operate/maintain and design all domestic Tivoli Storage Manager installations and environments used for the different outsourcing customers.
Urs has more than 30 years IT experience, including more than 19 years experience with Tivoli Storage Manager and other Storage Management products.
With his expertise he does implementation/operation and projects as well as support on "critsit" on different platforms (z/OS to Linux) for several IBM customers within Switzerland.
Urs is also working on different education projects to IBM education department and he worked as contributor for several Redbooks in that area of TSM.

Ralf Müller

Ralf Mueller studied Mathematics at the Technical University of Chemnitz. After finishing study he was working for four years as a SAP consultant at a IBM subsidiary (CSG). He has been working at TÜV Rheinland since 2001 as a system administrator.

Almost the same time he is a TSM administrator and responsible for the TSM environment and backup at TÜV Rheinland.

He is further responsible for the administration of the SAP - and MS-SQL Sever landscape.

Tom O’Brien

Tom is the product manager for the TSM family of products: Tivoli Storage Manager, Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack and Tivoli CDP for files. Tom joined IBM in 1998 and has worked on various Tivoli development projects as a developer and development manager. Tom has been in Tivoli Storage product management since 2006 and is focused on partnering with customers, sales and development to bring new functional enhancements and new product offerings to market to meet customer business requirements and technology needs.

Peter Pijpelink

Peter Pijpelink is a senior TSM consultant and teacher at PLCS. Certified TSM Consultant and designer of several TSM related product. Specialist in performance tuning and troubleshooting. Peter has a background in banking and finance. Peter is founder and CEO of PLCS.

Remco Post

Remco Post graduated from the Hogeschool Enschede department of computer technology in 1999 and joined SARA as a systems programmer in their System Services department. In 2001 Remco switched to SARA's high performance computing department and joined the TSM team. In 2002 he took over the role as technical lead of the TSM team from Henk ten Have. IN 2008 Remco left SARA to join P.L.C.S. as a storage consultant and has in that capacity worked for some of the biggest banks in Belgium and the Netherlands. In 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011 Remco was a member of the TSM symposium technical committee.

Norbert Pott

Norbert Pott is an IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Support Specialist in Germany. He works for the Tivoli Storage Manager back-end support team and provides support to customers worldwide. He has 29 years of experience with IBM, over 20 years of experience in IT, and more than 13 years of experience with the Tivoli Storage Manager product, starting with ADSM Version 2.1.
His areas of expertise include Tivoli Storage Manager client development skill and in-depth knowledge when it comes to problem determination.
He is an author several IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Redbooks publications including IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Implementation Guide, SG24-5416, IBM Tivoli Storage Management Concepts, SG24-4877, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Versions 5.4 and 5.5 Technical Guide, SG24-7447, and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Versions 6.1 Technical Guide, SG24-7718.

Eran Raichstein

Eran Raichstein is a TSM and TSM FastBack Architect Eran has extensive knowledge in communication and storage technologies, and experience in the design and implementation of large-scale heterogeneous systems. He has a broad knowledge of the data storage field both from a technical and a market perspective, as his responsibilities have included software development, risk analysis and managing customer relationships. Eran is an expert in Block level backup, restore and data replication (including virtualized environments).

Eran joined IBM as part of the FilesX acquisition in 2008. Prior to that, As CTO of FilesX, Mr. Raichstein lead the technology vision and strategy for the FilesX product suite for five years. He has been involved in the development of FilesX products for five years and has hands-on experience in product design and engineering, as well as field testing and customer deployment. Prior to FilesX, Mr. Raichstein was a software engineer at Elbit Systems, where he participated in the software design and implementation of high-tech equipment for the armed forces.

Robert M. Raymond

Dr. Robert M. Raymond, Senior Engineering Manager, Tape Engineering at Oracle

Bob and his team at Oracle are responsible for advanced tape systems architecture and tape partner development. In addition, he is responsible for analyzing new storage technologies. He has 33 years of experience in the storage industry working at IBM, Digital, StorageTek, Sun and now Oracle. Over this time Bob has managed many advanced data storage technology development activities, including disk and tape recording heads, disk media, and tape drives. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado and his B.S.E.E and M.S.E.E from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Gerhard Schneider

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schneider, CIO of Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg

Gerhard Schneider is an early adopter of TSM/ADSM and over the last 20 years he has gained some insight into various TSM issues and potential new fields of deployment. At Freiburg, TSM still is the work horse for a campus wide backup strategy, but the TSM servers are operated – as part of a cooperation – by the University of Heidelberg’s IT centre. The next challenge is to understand whether cloud storage services will erode TSM’s basis at a university. Gerhard’s research group is working on issues of long term functional digital archives; this work is funded by the EU and the State of Baden-Württemberg (Germany).

Hana Shparber

Hana Shparber Darzi is heading the Unix group of the System section at the computation center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, located in Beer Sheva, Israel. She is managing the TSM backup system which is in use as the main backup system in the university for over 9 years. Her background is long experience in management of heterogenous Unix and Linux systems. She manages also the EMC Storage at the computing center and has extensive knowledge in Network Appliance filers.

Jim Smith

Jim Smith is the TSM architect responsible for the Backup-Archive client. Jim is a twenty year veteran of the storage industry with IBM. In 1993 he started the original level-2 support group for ADSM V1 and moved into ADSM/TSM development in 1996, specializing in Windows and NetWare system backup and recovery, data encryption, subfile backup, and snapshot integration. Currently he is involved with architecture of solutions for virtual environments and large file systems. Jim has authored several Tivoli Field Guides relating to TSM and is a Tivoli Master Inventor.

Andreas Uhl

Andreas Uhl joined TSM 11 years ago as software developer in the IBM Research and Development Lab in Boeblingen. He is currently responsible for the SAP specific backup modules of TSM and for Tivoli's snapshot backup solutions on Unix and Linux. During his time with TSM he developed, in colaboration with DB2 and SAP, snapshot backup interfaces that allow fast and flexible backup operations for mission critical applications.

Josef Weingand

Josef Weingand is a Certified IT Specialist within the IBM System & Technology Group in Germany. He provides sales and technical sals support for Data Protection and Retention solutions. He has 15 year of experience providing technical support at IBM. Since 2001 he provides pre-sales, technical sales and consulting support for backup, archive, VTL, Data DeDuplication and Tape solutions. Josef's expertise are tailor made backup solutions which contains a mix from Disk, Tape and DeDuplication storage.

Josef has co-authored several IBM Redbooks and developed several patents.

Jos van Wezel

Jos van Wezel  <jos.vanwezel(at)kit.edu> studied Biology and Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. He worked as administrator and computer scientist in various projects at the faculty of Biology and the faculty of Physics of the Vrije University Amsterdam. From 2002 till present he is working at the Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany where he engineered the storage infrastructure of the German LHC Tier-1 centre. Today he is deputy of the ‘Information services and Data management Applications’ (IDA) department and leads a group of engineering and service experts that specialises in large scale storage systems. The group maintains and develops data management and data intensive computing systems for massive scientific data. He is interested in data management, distributed storage, data transport, data archival and PetaByte size disk and tape systems.

Oren Wolf

Oren Wolf is a Product Manager for the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager software portfolio, with a focus on determining and driving the strategic development directions for these key products, Oren is very involved with Tivoli customers on various project and is one of Tivoli's leader for our virtualization and data protection strategies.

Oren joined IBM in April 2008 with the acquisition of FilesX Inc., where he spent 8 years first as a principle architect of the Xpress Restore software product family, and the last 4 as Director of Professional Services. In these roles, he has worked closely with customers and OEM clients, as well as the sales, marketing, business development and engineering functions.

Lothar Wollschläger

Lothar Wollschläger is employed at the Research Centre Juelich since 1979. He works in the division High Performance Systems and is responsible for the integration of high capacity storage systems and tape libraries. He is engaged with TSM since 1992 and was responsible for the backup and archive concept in the research centre.

©  GSE TSM Symposium 2011
Technische(r) Ansprechpartner(in):
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geändert: 13. Oktober 2011
erstellt: 12. August 2011