EMEA Director, Technology & Strategy
Matt has been with NetApp for 10 years however he didn’t start in the IT industry but rather as an Aircraft Engineer, working on the US F1-11 fleet based in the UK and Airbus aircraft at the British Aerospace facility in Filton, then after a short time in Computer Aided Design made the move to IT as a Systems Engineer working in the early days on Mainframes then AIX and Solaris systems.
He has a broad range of experience having Project Managed significant IT projects, managed a team of Consultants responsible for providing installation and onsite support to Automotive and Aerospace Companies across the UK as well as overseeing IT outsourcing contracts. This experience and his unique perspectives has enabled him to become a sought after speaker across EMEA, frequently asked to talk to audiences about the rapidly changing technology landscape, how IT needs to evolve around this and the significant business impact that this can have.
In his current role Matt provides guidance on NetApp Strategy and Technology to NetApp’s Customer and Partner Community. He has over 20 years of IT experience, Chairs NetApp’s Senate for Strategy and Vision and has built a significant following on social media through his blog site www.watts-innovating.com.
Executive Interview — Storage
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