Benjamin S. Woo is the founder and managing director of Neuralytix. Mr. Woo is a recognized, celebrated, provocative market visionary and thought leader. He frequently speaks at industry and customer events worldwide and is often quoted by leading business and technology press. Mr. Woo has dedicated his entire career to the data and information industry. He uses this diverse set of skills, knowledge and experience to provide in-depth market insight and advice on key aspects of the IT marketplace to both vendors and buyers of technology. Mr. Woo regularly advises Wall Street clients and other interested stakeholders. Additionally, Mr. Woo has served on a number of advisory councils of leading storage manufacturers advising them on strategies and direction relating to the industry. Prior to founding Neuralytix, Mr. Woo was the Program Vice President of IDC’s Worldwide Storage Systems Research, where he led a team of analysts responsible for advising clients on the evolution and trends related to data storage systems. While at IDC, Mr. Woo also initiated and led the industry’s first and broadest research practice on Big Data. Mr. Woo has served as in multiple sales and marketing leadership roles at technology vendors, resellers, and consulting practices at NetApp and MTI Corporation. He started his career in Sydney, Australia where he delivered one of the very first keynote speeches on the then nascent data storage technology we now know as RAID.