CA senior account manager, Jacob Van dek Eyk, has accepted the chairman's post at the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). He joins several new faces on its revised board of directors.
Van der Eyk replaces outgoing head, Garry Baker, from IBM, who has retained the position for one year. Baker was also a founding chairperson when the group formed three years ago.
Other changes include the appointment of two new directors: Michael Burke from Commvault and Tony Richardson from Sun Microsystems. Rob Stirling has also been given an executive director job to oversee the day-to-day operations.
EMC's Clive Gold will sit alongside Van der Eyk as vice-chairman, while Acer's Bert Noah will take up the secretary role. Ross Harper from Hitachi Data Systems is the organisation's treasurer. All are SNIA veterans.
Van der Eyk highlighted the development of the SNIA Academy program in A/NZ as well as the expansion of its annual Storage and Networking World (SNW) conference as key focal points over the next year. The Academy will provide one-day teaching tutorials for users on a range of subjects, such as virtualisation and information lifecycle management, across the country.
Further development of the recently launched Storage Networking User Group and the first-ever local survey of storage users were also on the agenda later this year.
SNIA Australia now has more than 1000 registered participants, including 22 paying members.