Management


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ANDY BEN-DYKE
CTO, RainStor Engineering, Teradata Labs

Andy is one of the founding members of RainStor and a driving force behind the original data management technology before becoming the Product Architect in 2006, and then the CTO in 2007.

Andy holds both a first class Masters degree in engineering and a PhD in parallel and distributed computing from the University of Birmingham. He worked in Japan for two years for Mitsubishi Electric, supporting and extending the HP-UX kernel in the Pacific. He then spent 5 years working for DERA (Defence Evaluation and Research Agency), quickly becoming a Principal Scientist within the Parallel and Distributed Simulation group. During this time, Andy helped develop the core IP that led to the creation of RainStor Inc., as well as managing a range of long-term projects with a total value exceeding $10M, spanning multiple organizations.


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ANTHONY BROOKS-WILLIAMS
VP, RainStor Americas, Sales & Services

Anthony has more than 15 years’ experience in the Information technology and enterprise software market with proven success in business development, sales and executive team leadership. Anthony’s key responsibility at RainStor is managing direct sales. Prior to RainStor, Anthony led business development for “Data integration” at Oracle, post the acquisition of GoldenGate Software where he was responsible for strategic partnerships in key verticals. Prior to GoldenGate, he founded Coherent Software Corp, which developed “LogPI”, an award winning SQL Server Auditing and Recovery solution deployed at enterprises worldwide. GoldenGate Software acquired Coherent in December 2005. Originally from South Africa, Anthony has an executive MBA from business school.


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KEVIN CROOK
VP, RainStor Engineering, Teradata Labs

Kevin Crook has 20 years experience in the IT industry, with more than 13 years experience in product management for software companies. At RainStor, Kevin is responsible for all product development. Kevin started his career as a training manager and then moved into product management, working for Holistic systems. He worked through several takeovers, finally moving to Vancouver in 2003 as a senior manager for Business Objects. During his time at Business Objects, Kevin was responsible for managing many different teams, including dashboards and developer tools.

Returning to the UK, Kevin joined RainStor and became the Director of Product Management in 2008.


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MARK CUSACK
Chief Architect, RainStor Engineering, Teradata Labs

Mark joined RainStor in 2004, and is a founding developer. He was formerly a senior scientist and team lead at QinetiQ, where he researched distributed simulation techniques, and developed physics-based models of human behaviour to support military training and operations. He also led government and industry projects in the areas of grid and pervasive computing.

Before joining QinetiQ, Mark worked in academia, where he combined cluster computing methods with quantum mechanics to predict the properties of semiconductor microstructures. Mark holds a Masters in Computing and a PhD in Physics from Newcastle University.