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Brian Gallagher President, Symmetrix and Virtualization Product Group

Brian Gallagher is President, Symmetrix and Virtualization Product Group within EMC Information Infrastructure Products. With 2009 revenues of $14 billion and approximately 43,000 employees, EMC is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information.


Gallagher leads the Symmetrix and Virtualization Product Group, which is responsible for the architecture, design, development, and support of all Symmetrix and storage virtualization platforms and software applications. EMC Symmetrix is the market-leading, high-end storage array, and has held that position for well more than a decade. Gallagher oversaw the development of the EMC Virtual Matrix Architecture and the EMC V-Max system, EMC’s most significant and advanced new storage architecture since the company first introduced the Symmetrix 19 years ago and created the high-end storage industry. He reports directly to Pat Gelsinger, President, EMC Information Infrastructure Products.


Immediately prior to this role, Gallagher lead the Symmetrix Product Group, with responsibility for the hardware, software, quality assurance, and e-Lab organizations, including the development of mainframe and open systems host applications. He was named Vice President, Symmetrix Hardware Engineering in 1997 and promoted to Senior Vice President in 2000. Gallagher has been with EMC for more than 25 years and has been designing and developing advanced information storage products for even longer. Prior to joining EMC in 1985, he developed disk and tape storage products for Wang Laboratories’ VS Systems.


Gallagher received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University in 1982 and an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1990. He holds 13 U.S. patents and has 10 patents pending.

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Taken on May 29, 2008