Dr. Geoff Hayward, Board Director and CEO. Geoff has served in this capacity since 2007 when he founded DataGardens. Prior to this, he directed Product Management with the New Ventures Division of Platform Computing Inc. (since acquired by IBM). Prior to joining Platform, Geoff held several leadership positions over the course of his six years with YottaYotta Inc. (since acquired by EMC). In particular, he led an advanced business and technology development team that developed the world’s first Gbps wide area storage network system. Geoff also led an international team that set a world record for high-speed, long-distance disk-to-disk data transfer. Geoff is holder of ten awarded patents and has approximately 25 scholarly and trade publications.