NetApp, Inc. [NTAP], today announced the appointment of Mark Bregman as chief technology officer (CTO). Bregman brings more than 30 years of technology experience and a passion for the process of innovation. He has held C-level and management roles for global firms including Symantec and IBM. Most recently he was CTO of machine-learning start-up SkywriterRX, Inc., where he currently serves as a board member and an advisor.
In his new role, Bregman leads the company’s portfolio strategy and innovation agenda in support of the Data Fabric, NetApp’s vision for the future of data management. His responsibilities include evaluating where the biggest technical opportunities and risks are and helping to set and maintain a culture of innovation within NetApp’s engineering team.
“Mark will work with NetApp’s Advanced Technology Group anticipating and capitalizing on new and emerging trends,” said Joel Reich, executive vice president of Product Operations. “His wealth of experience across technology sectors will be invaluable to accelerating NetApp’s innovation leadership. We look forward to Mark helping to deliver outstanding value to our customers and partners, now and into the future.”
Before joining NetApp, Bregman was CTO of SkywriterRX, Inc., an early-stage start-up using machine learning and natural language processing to analyze books. Before that, he held senior positions at Neustar, Symantec, Veritas, AirMedia, and IBM. He began his career at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center.
“It’s an honor to join NetApp, especially at a time when our customers are rapidly transforming their IT environments,” said Bregman. “NetApp’s people, products, and intellectual property address customers’ evolving needs and ultimately played a big role in my decision to join the company.”
Bregman is dedicated to addressing the underrepresentation of women in the fields of computer science and engineering. He has served as executive sponsor and an engaged member of the Women in Technology programs at all of his previous places of employment. Since 2009, he has served as a director of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. He also serves on the boards of the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium, ShoreTel, Inc., and SkywriterRX, Inc. He is a member of the Naval Research Advisory Committee and the American Physical Society and he is a senior member of IEEE.
Bregman holds a PhD, an MA, and an MPhil in physics from Columbia University and a BA in physics from Harvard College.
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