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Mike McNamara
Mike McNamara

NetApp® AI has won a 2022 AI Breakthrough Award for Best Overall Computer Vision Solution. The AI Breakthrough Awards recognize the top companies, technologies, and products in the AI industry today, with a comprehensive list of award categories that honor AI industry leaders. There were over 2,950 nominations this year from all over the world, and NetApp was one of the select winners.

Computer vision is a field of AI that trains computers to capture and to interpret information from image and video data. By applying machine learning (ML) models to images, computers can classify objects and respond—like unlocking your smartphone when it recognizes your face. The speed and accuracy of computer vision programs are having an impact in every industry, from autonomous vehicles to AI-assisted medical diagnosis to security in banking.

To achieve crystal-clear computer vision, you need large amounts of data; the ability to move that data across edge, core, and cloud; and the power to do it all at the speed of human thought. NetApp technology for computer vision unlocks the power of AI. Our solutions and services remove bottlenecks at the edge, core, and cloud to enable more efficient data collection, accelerated AI workloads, and smoother cloud integration.

NetApp AI covers more than image and video data, however. Our solutions and services also lead the industry in natural language processing (NLP). In 2022, NetApp AI won the award for NLP from the Business Intelligence Group’s Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards program.

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Since 2019, NetApp AI has won many AI awards and has received extensive recognition:

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Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara is a senior product and solution marketing leader at NetApp with over 25 years of data management and cloud storage marketing experience. Before joining NetApp over ten years ago, Mike worked at Adaptec, Dell EMC, and HPE. Mike was a key team leader driving the launch of a first-party cloud storage offering and the industry’s first cloud-connected AI/ML solution (NetApp), unified scale-out and hybrid cloud storage system and software (NetApp), iSCSI and SAS storage system and software (Adaptec), and Fibre Channel storage system (EMC CLARiiON).

In addition to his past role as marketing chairperson for the Fibre Channel Industry Association, he is a member of the Ethernet Technology Summit Conference Advisory Board, a member of the Ethernet Alliance, a regular contributor to industry journals, and a frequent event speaker. Mike also published a book through FriesenPress titled "Scale-Out Storage - The Next Frontier in Enterprise Data Management" and was listed as a top 50 B2B product marketer to watch by Kapos.

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