Jeff Nick is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at EMC Corporation, where he has a major role in the direction of EMC 's technology strategy and in the evolution and advancement of EMC's information lifecycle management capabilities, related platforms, software, and services.
With 2005 revenues of $9.7 billion and more than 27,000 employees worldwide, EMC is the world leader in products, services and solutions for information management and storage that help organizations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, across every point in the information lifecycle.
Reporting directly to Mark Lewis, EMC Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer, Nick leads EMC's Office of Technology, which is responsible for defining the company's evolving technology vision and technology strategy, as well as working with the industry on standards. He works directly with EMC customers and leading technologists within EMC's platforms, software, and services organizations to develop future product directions. His team also evaluates emerging information management trends and plays a major role in setting technical direction for EMC's M&A activities. He is based at corporate headquarters in Hopkinton , Massachusetts.
Nick joined EMC in September 2004 from IBM, where he held the distinguished title of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor that IBM bestows on its IT innovators. During his 24-year career with IBM, Nick filed more than 80 inventions and holds more than 50 U.S. patents in computer systems technology. Most recently, he was Vice President, Architecture and Design, eBusiness On Demand, responsible for the design and architecture of IBM's On Demand initiative. He also led IBM's Grid Computing strategy, responsible for the definition and evolution of IBM's Open Grid Services Architecture. Nick began his IBM career as a software engineer focusing on the System 390 MVS operating system, and he eventually became the lead architect for the S/390 z-series platform and eServer initiative. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Marist College with a B.S. in finance.