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SNIA Re-Elects EMC Technologist to Board Chairmanship


Wayne M. Adams to Lead Organization for Second Straight Term

Hopkinton, Mass.-Thursday, December 8, 2005, EMC Corporation, the world leader in information management and storage, today announced that EMC Senior Technologist Wayne M. Adams has been re-elected by the Board of Directors of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) to serve a second 12-month term as chairman of the board through October 2006. SNIA is the world’s pre-eminent industry organization dedicated to advancing open storage and the adoption of storage networks.

As Chairman, Adams will lead the SNIA Board of Directors in achieving the organization’s mission and vision as well as in strategic planning, technical standards development, education and certification programs, interoperability efforts, strategic alliances, worldwide focus, membership development, and operational planning. Several of the SNIA’s key programs include the development of the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S), as well as activities supporting industry trends such as Information Lifecycle Management (ILM), security, and a channel membership campaign for companies serving the small- to medium-size business market segments. Additionally, the SNIA also co-produces the Storage Networking World conference series with Computerworld.

“Leading the SNIA in 2005 has been nothing short of an exciting privilege, and I’m proud of the collective advancements we’ve made in storage standards, cross-industry association alliances, membership expansion, SMI-S product rollout, and worldwide education programs,” said Adams. “I’m thrilled at the opportunity to serve as chairman for a second term to help the board to focus on new SNIA storage and data management strategies such as utility computing as well as further advancement of current programs including SMI-S.”

Adams has previously served as SNIA Conferences Committee chair and as a leading member of the Storage Networking World Governing Board. He also has been twice re-elected to SNIA’s Board of Directors for separate two-year terms.

EMCer Receives SNIA Volunteer of the Year Award

At the SNIA annual members’ meeting held at Storage Networking World Fall 2005 in October, the association also announced its “Volunteer of the Year Award” recipients. Edgar St. Pierre, EMC Senior Staff Software Engineer, received a SNIA “Technical Volunteer of the Year Award” for his work on the ILM Technical Working Group. St. Pierre has helped spearhead the development of ILM-related standards through this working group and established a bridge between SNIA’s marketing and standards development efforts. He is a nine-year EMC veteran who has been a part of SNIA for two years. Among his roles, St. Pierre served as chairman of both the SNIA ILM Technical Working Group as well as the SNIA Data Management Forum ILM Initiative Technical Liaison Group.

The SNIA is a not-for-profit organization made up of more than 460 companies and 7,000 individual members spanning virtually the entire storage technology industry. SNIA members share a common goal: to set the pace of the industry by advancing the adoption of storage networks as complete and trusted solutions.

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