David A. Chapa is a CTO, technology evangelist, advisor, entrepreneur, and storyteller

David A. Chapa's Bio:

"Embrace what you know, learn what you don't and be open to what you don't know, that you don't know"

 

As a dedicated leader, with fresh perspectives and an agent for change, David A. Chapa is sought for his ability to create the velocity companies need to go to market, build solutions and elevate customer awareness.

 

David A. Chapa is a published author, technical editor, public speaker, and entrepreneur. With 25+ year storage executive and entrepreneur with experience in Pre-Sales/Sales Management, Product Management, Principal Technologist, Strategy and Marketing. Technology focus areas: Object Storage 2.0, Data Protection, Cloud Solutions, Virtualization Recognized worldwide as an authority on the subject of DR, Backup and Recovery.

 

Publishing Credits - Wiley Publications

Co-Author:

  • Implementing Backup and Recovery

Technical Editor:

  • CMS Security Handbook
  • Implementing SSL / TLS Using Cryptography and PKI
  • Web Commerce Security: Design and Development
  • Security 2020
  • Cloud Security: A Comprehensive Guide to Secure Cloud Computing

 

David A. Chapa's Experience:

  • Managing Partner, CTO at Elovate

    Co-founder and managing partner of Elovate, a next generation IT Integrator helping customers define its roadmap and strategy to move from 2nd to 3rd Platform by providing technology solutions to meet the goals for today and tomorrow. http://www.elovate.tech

  • Advisor, Board Member at Independent

    Working with startups looking for series A funding.

  • Global CTO at EMC

    Lead the Global CTO organization for the Emerging Technologies Division.

  • CTE, Senior Director, Technology at Seagate CSS

    As a member of the technical leadership team, work closely with the VP R&D and CTO, to help affect product and solutions in meaningful ways for the client community. Develop thought leadership and positioning for the company along with authoring white papers, blogs and technical presentations. Externally represent the office of CTO to the client and partner communities, analysts, and media.

  • Co-founder at ConneXion Spot

    Investor and advisor to ConneXion Spot, a coworking business in southeast Denver

  • Senior Director of Technology, Chief Technology Evangelist at Quantum

    This worldwide role is the combination of engineering, traditional/technical marketing, sales and business development. Key constituents: -Customers -Business Partners -Sales organization/Channel Partners -Product Management/Marketing -Engineering The external voice of the office of CTO, David has successfully driven the creation and execution strategy to raise Quantum's product awareness and corporate profile, aligning with key sales plays, marketing campaigns and product groups. Key initiative: Leverage new media outlets, social networking, blogging, 1:1 and 1:Many meetings and speaking engagements worldwide. Sole responsibility for the creation and execution of the process and framework to develop Quantum's strategic technology vision. Working cross-functionally with the technical architects and product groups ensuring the needs of both the customer and the business needs are aligned. Notable accomplishments to date: -Developed and executed several strategic plans for the company: 1. Strategic Technology Vision 2. Customer Advisory Board 3. Strategic Technical Marketing -Authored 40% of all blogs -Doubled "share of ink" in 12 months -Directly involved in closing key sales wins -Company technical spokesperson

  • Senior Analyst and Consultant at Enterprise Strategy Group

    Storage Industry Senior Analyst covering Data Protection with focus on Backup as a Service, Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity and High Availability solutions. Provide guidance, insight and business strategy consulting combined with forward looking market analysis for ESG clients, prospects and end-users. Author of Navigating the BaR Scene, a blog commentary on the data protection market. Develop research briefs and market landscape reports all focusing on data protection, specifically backup as a service (online backup), high availability, disaster recovery and business continuity. Assist clients in developing message framework, product strategies, market analysis, competitive positioning, strategic analysis, go-to-market strategies, marketing campaigns and all other aspects to help drive sales, marketing and brand awareness.

  • Director, DP Market Strategies/Global Alliance at NetApp

    Leverage experience gained through leading the Backup/Recovery solutions team to include all of Data Protection. Work cross functionally providing vision and strategic positioning within adjacent markets, integrated solution options with major alliance partners and increase sales, channel and customer awareness. Maintain healthy investment with all major analysts in the IT storage community establishing solid relationships to better gain insights into market drivers. Developed a marketing model for Social Media using spatial learning techniques to ensure a healthy and consistent cadence and voice for all inbound and outbound marketing vehicles are leveraged for key messaging, covering all available avenues, segmented out by date, content type, and depth of content to final announcement.

  • Director, Data Protection at NetApp

    Product line influence, while leading a team of marketing managers for the company's enterprise data protection portfolio, generating significant revenue impact across the product lines sold worldwide. As a team, we launched innovative data protection solutions of both software and hardware worldwide, quickly driving brand awareness, attacking new markets, and generating new business leading to an increase in annual profit growth in a highly competitive market. The challenge included redesigning the product marketing function to emphasize solutions targeting specific customer problems, leveraging channel and solution partners, hiring and managing top talent, creating a clearly positioned brand and a complete solution offering as well as a significant rework and net new creation of both collateral and field training materials to support the strategy moving forward. Plan development, review and roll-out of key field, channel and product programs. Strategic positioning of the entire data protection portfolio based on market research analysis, trends and customer feedback. o Engage Product Management, assisting in planning, articulate customer requirements o Trusted Advisor to senior executives and heads of business units on strategy, positioning and futures. o Directly manage a team of four, virtual team of 16 people including two sales specialists for Backup and Recovery. o Direct all activities around campaign and program investment for lead and demand generation.

  • Senior Technologist, Solutions Group at Quantum Corporation

    ***ADIC from 2003, until Quantum successfully completed the acquisition of ADIC as of 8/22/2006.*** Challenge: Deliver succinct product requirements based on field input from customers, channel partners and account management team to engineering and product management. Evangelize new technology visions to customers and industry partners. Responsibility: Strategic and tactical planning responsibilities for advanced solutions positioning, implementation and delivery of existing and emerging technologies. Focus: Responsible for the efficiency software within Quantum's portfolio. Specifically focused on blocklets(tm), Quantum's de-duplication technology.

  • VP Professional Services at DataStaff, Inc.

    Now DSN Group is a Chicago, IL based professional services organization.

David A. Chapa's Education:

  • NetApp University

    Concentration: Business Leadership
  • Illinois College

    Concentration: Computer Science
  • Harper College

    Concentration: Computer Science

David A. Chapa's Interests & Activities:

Technology Executive, business leader, strategic thinker, visionary, entrepreneur, and storyteller