Dan Chester
Dan Chester
FlashBade Sales
Pure Storage
Dan Chester has spent the last twenty years working on the boundary between algorithms, software and hardware, helping customers to develop solutions that map applications to innovative hardware architectures. Originally an electronic engineer designing high speed networking equipment, he has gone on to co-found several start-ups and lead internal programs in fields as diverse as software-defined radio, data centre cooling, multi-processor system-on-chip and reconfigurable hardware. Over the last 6 years Dan has worked primarily in the area of data storage - helping customers solve problems around the exponential growth of data, the performance requirements of distributed computing and, most recently, the challenges associated with building production-grade machine learning data processing pipelines across large clusters of GPUs in frameworks such as TensorFlow.