Richelle Ahlvers is a Storage Technology Enablement Architect at Intel. She has spent over 25 years in Enterprise Storage R&D teams in a variety of technical roles, leading the architecture, design and development of storage array software, storage management software user experience projects including mobility, developing new storage industry categories including SAN management, storage grid and cloud, and storage technology portfolio solutions. Richelle has also been engaged with industry standards initiatives with SNIA and DMTF for many years. She served as the SNIA Technical Council Chair and has been engaged across a breadth of SNIA technologies ranging from storage management, to solid state storage, cloud, and green storage. She is Chair of the SNIA Storage Management Initiative and leads the SSM Technical Work Group developing the Swordfish Scalable Storage Management API. She also serves as the alliance liaison for SNIA to DMTF as well as SNIA to OFA.