Nexenta European User Conference

Venue: Holiday Inn, Amsterdam

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Event Date/Time: May 18, 2011 End Date/Time: May 20, 2011
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Keynote Speaker Bios:

Evan Powell

CEO, Nexenta Systems

Evan is an entrepreneur with broad experience in building software and service companies. Most recently, Evan was founding CEO and then VP of Marketing and Business Development at Clarus Systems, the leading provider of IP communications management software to Global 2000 enterprises. Prior to founding Clarus Systems, Evan was an early employee at ThinkLink, where he was Director of Business Development. ThinkLink was one of the earliest providers of consumer VoIP and messaging services.

Prior to ThinkLink, Evan helped build Working Assets - one of the pioneers in socially responsible business - which grew quickly during Evan's tenure into one of the largest telecom service resellers in the United States. Evan attended the European business school, IESE, and Williams College in Williamstown, Massachussetts.

Evan also writes a popular storage industry blog, Nexenta Blog.

Bill Moore

ZFS File System Co-Creator

Bill co-led the team that delivered Sun Microsystems' innovative ZFS file system and served as chief engineer for its Storage Server goup, where he designed Sun's next-generation storage servers. Earlier in his career, Moore helped found 3PAR in 1999, where he was involved in every aspect of the overall hardware and software design.

Chris M. Evans

Idependent Storage Consultant at Brookend, Ltd.

The major part of Chris's Career has been spent as an independent consultant to large IT clients, specializing in creating storage solutions and managing storage hardware and software planning and implementing systems, designing architectures, implementing procedures and processes, writing software and scripts and providing advice and general consultancy.

He works closely with storage vendors, with whom he has direct relationships and involvement in product direction. In addition to his consultancy work, he writes articles on storage for technical publications, including,,, and He also runs a successful and popular blog at


De Boelelaan 2 Area Code, City: 1083 HJ, Amsterdam