IBM Fellow Emeritus, Founding Head of Dell Research, Advisor of Cloudistics. Dr. Jai Menon has served as CTO for multi-billion dollar Systems businesses (Servers, Storage, Networking) at both IBM and Dell.
Jai was an IBM Fellow, IBM’s highest technical honor, and one of the early pioneers who helped create the technology behind what is now a $20B RAID industry. He impacted every significant IBM RAID product between 1990 & 2010, and he co-invented one of the earliest RAID-6 codes in the industry called EVENODD. He was also the leader of the team that created the industry’s first, and still the most successful, storage virtualization product. When he left IBM, Jai was Chief Technology Officer for Systems Group, responsible for guiding 15,000 developers. In 2012, he joined Dell as VP and CTO for Dell Enterprise Solutions Group. In 2013, he became Head of Research and Chief Research Officer for Dell.
Jai holds 53 patents, has published 82 papers, and is contributing author to three books on database and storage systems. He is an IEEE Fellow and an IBM Master Inventor, he is a Distinguished Alumnus of both IIT, Madras and Ohio State University, and he is a recipient of the IEEE Wallace McDowell Award and the IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Systems Award. He serves on several university, customer and company advisory boards.