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NetApp Wins Prestigious Awards for AI

Mike McNamara
Mike McNamara

NetApp has recently won two prestigious awards for artificial intelligence, the AIconics award for Corporate Innovation in AI and the AI Breakthrough award for the Best AI Solution for Big Data.

The AIconics Award: Celebrating the Best in AI

Since its genesis in 2016, The AIconics has given innovators around the globe a  platform to showcase themselves to their peers and to enterprise end users. These prestigious global awards create the ultimate showcase for the best and brightest people, products, and transformational innovations.

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NetApp was shortlisted for two awards and won the Corporate Innovation in AI award at a ceremony in Kensington Palace, London, on June 12, 2019.

AI Breakthrough Award: Recognizing the Best in AI Technology

The AI Breakthrough Awards recognize the top companies, technologies, and products in the artificial intelligence industry. The AI Breakthrough Awards are run by Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform.

There were more than 1,500 nominations this year, and NetApp ONTAP AI was selected as the winner of the Best AI Solution for Big Data award in the 2019 AI Breakthrough Awards program.

These awards validate that only NetApp offers smart, powerful, trusted solutions designed to help build your data fabric, integrating across edge, core, and cloud to accelerate your journey to AI. And our world-class partner ecosystem offers complete end-to-end solutions to help you achieve your strategic business goals. To learn more, go to

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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