Sven Oehme, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at DDN, drives innovation across both current and future products. Before joining DDN, he had a 25-year career in storage at IBM Research with his final position being Senior Technical Staff Member and Chief Research Strategist for Elastic Storage. He led the team driving performance improvements on IBM’s Spectrum Scale product (also known as General Parallel File System or GPFS), a high-performance clustered file system used in large commercial computers and supercomputers. He was responsible for metadata, streaming I/O, and specific analytics optimizations. A recognized expert on advanced file systems, he has written several articles on the subject, holds multiple patents in the area, and has presented and given interviews on the topic.