Charles Fan

Vice President and General Manager

EMC China R&D Center

Networked Information Service - Abstract: At this stage of the information revolution, we are witnessing the following trends:

- The explosion of the digital media
- The digitization of the legacy information
- The consolidation of data and the creation of ever-larger data farms
- The blurred line between the network and the storage, the transport and the source

These trends will lead to the creation of the Networked Information Services. The Networked Information Services will help information use (from an enterprise to a consumer) to store, protect, organize and share information through a network. We'll go over in this talk the key infrastructure building blocks that will enable such Networked Information Services.

Charles Fan is a Vice President and General Manager of EMC China R&D Center. Prior to this role, he was a co-founder and CTO of Rainfinity, which was acquired by EMC in 2005. He led the creation of Rainfinity's market leading file virtualization product. Prior to Rainfinity, he held positions at Intel Corporation, Goldman Sachs, and Cheyenne Software. Dr. Fan received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. He received his B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Cooper Union. Dr. Fan has published in leading journals in distributed systems and networking, and holds four U.S. patents.