JUNE 18–22, 2017

Scott Tease

Executive Director, Lenovo Data Center Group WW High Performance Computing & Artificial Intelligence Technology, Lenovo

Scott is currently the Executive Director of Lenovo’s High Performance Computing and Artificial Intelligence Business.  He has been with Lenovo since October, 2014 following the acquisition of IBM’s System x team.  Prior to this he spent fourteen years as a member of the IBM System x Executive Team.
He and his High Performance team are responsible for Lenovo’s end to end HPC strategy- focused on leadership in the mid-market and strong presence in the TOP500.  Scott was named to the HPC Wire People to Watch in HPC list for 2015 (http://www.hpcwire.com/people-watch-2015/10)
Prior to his current assignment, Scott ran the System x High Volume Business Line from Taipei, Taiwan.  He set up and managed a team of marketing managers and product development team leaders that re-architected IBM’s entire high volume line up of rack and tower servers.  Taipei is one of his favorite cities due to its strong technology, beautiful scenery, appreciation for Chinese heritage and culture and most of all for its warm and friendly people.
Scott is a founding member of the IBM BladeCenter product team.  He helped managed that business from zero in revenue for 2002 to over $1.0B US in annual sales in five short years.  He also served as IBM infrastructure/data center Solutions Manager where he worked to improve client’s experience with powering, cooling, and racking high density servers.  In his many roles in open systems architecture, Scott has shaped the future of IBM and now Lenovo’s systems. 
Scott is from Raleigh, North Carolina USA.  He is a graduate of North Carolina State University and has a degree in Chemistry.  He joined IBM in 2001 to help start up IBM’s midrange fibre channel storage products - the FAStT family.

Speaker at: Vendor Showdown 02
Monday, June 19, 2017, 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Monday, June 19, 2017, 01:35 pm - 01:45 pm