Mr. Arthur B. Edmonds

Senior Director of Technology, Member of the Technology Office
HITACHI Data Systems

Arthur B. Edmonds, Jr. is Senior Director of Data Networking Technologies and member of the Technology Office of HITACHI Data Systems, led by Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Hubert Yoshida. Art has over 21 years experience in data processing, higher-speed networking, telecommunications, the Internet as well as distributed and client/server computing technologies. Previously, he served as Chief Technology Officer of a rate-based, eCommerce applications-serving dot-com, which he co-founded, and an I.T. infrastructure solutions provider.

He has served in senior positions in Sales, Marketing, Engineering and Engineering Management roles for such companies as Xerox Corporation, Wang Labs, GE Aerospace and Sun Microsystems.

Mr. Edmonds' current focus is investigating emerging storage technologies, including switching, virtualization, and extending data storage and acquisition over networks using Fibre Channel technology and the Internet. He is also involved in storage networks security with INCITS/T11.

For the past 12 years, his primary areas of interest have been in Internet Security, and Data Center design. Mr. Edmonds also has extensive experience in client/server systems performance of heterogeneous enterprise-wide UNIX based-systems.

Mr. Edmonds is co-founder and current Chairman of the Board of the Silicon Valley Information Business Alliance ( SVIBA is focused on exchanging both business and technology resources between the United States of America and Asia, especially the greater China regions and Technology Centres.

In addition to his position as member of the Technology Office, Mr. Edmonds has published a number of white papers on client/server performance methods, networking, and reusable software modules. He has conducted numerous training sessions, briefings and keynote speeches on higher speed networking including members of the Office of Science & Technology at The White House.

Mr. Edmonds is a published author with the International Thomson Computer Press. His book, "ATM Network Planning and Implementation" (ISBN 1-85032-894-3), is for network professionals and CIOs who demand details on the practical implementation and integration of Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) technology in their enterprise networking environments.

Mr. Edmonds holds a B.Sc., MA in Physics from the University of California at Davis. He also holds a Ph.D. (a.b.d.) in Theoretical Solid State Physics. He is also the recipient of the 1998 Piedmont, California Council Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver, the highest award bestowed on volunteers for service at the Council level.