Director of Technology and Architectureat
He focuses on identifying pertinent new technologies and integrating them into Dell enterprise products. His current areas of interest include converged and hyperconverged systems, and accelerators for HPC, machine learning, and data analytics. Kurtis has over 25 years’ experience in the architecture, development, and business justification of server, storage, commercial, and consumer computing products. Before joining Dell, he held technical leadership positions at Panasas, a high-performance storage company, and Compaq. He earned a BSEE from New Mexico State University. Kurtis is submitting as president of and on behalf of the Gen-Z Consortium. The Gen-Z Consortium consists of leading computer industry companies dedicated to creating and commercializing a new open standard memory-oriented interface. The consortium’s members include Alpha Data, AMD, Amphenol Corporation, ARM, Broadcom, Cadence Design Systems, Cavium, Cray, Dell EMC, Everspin Technologies, FoxxConn Interconnect Technologies, HPE, Huawei R&D USA, IBM, IDT, IntelliProp, Jabil Circuit, Lenovo, Lotes, Luxshare-ICT, Mellanox Technologies, Mentor Graphics, Micron, Microsemi, Molex NetApp, Nokia, Numascale, PLDA Group, Red Hat, Samsung, Seagate, SK hynix, SMART Modular Technologies, Spin Transfer Technologies, TE Connectivity Corporation, Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Western Digital Technologies, Inc. (Sandisk), Xilinx, and YADRO Company.