Brian Pawlowski is CTO and Senior Vice President at NetApp. Advanced Development and Industry Standards groups report to him in the CTO Office. Since joining NetApp in 1994, Brian has been involved in the design of high performance, highly reliable storage systems. Brian has been working on open protocols for storage since Sun Microsystems, where he was co-author of the NFS Version 3 specification and is currently co-chair of the NFS Version 4 working group at the IETF. Brian led the design team for NetApp's first SAN product and holds several patents related to that work. Additionally, Brian has been driving the Open Source strategy at Network Appliance, defining NetApp's community engagements and directing funding to open source efforts critical to NetApp's customer's success. Brian is a board member of the Linux Foundation.