David has invested over 24 years in the computer industry having held several senior level technical positions with companies such as Cheyenne Software, Unisys, OpenVision, NSI Software, DSN Group, Quantum Corporation and currently at NetApp where is is Director of Data Protection Strategies/Global Alliances.

While working for DSN Group (formerly DataStaff, Inc.), David served as VP/partner of this thriving consulting organization in the Chicago, IL area focused in Storage Management and Data Availability. David was chief architect of several backup solutions for medium and large sized companies based on his own philosophical approach to data recovery - which has been adopted more and more into more mainstream design strategies.

David, or "Chapa" as he is known across the industry, is an energetic, dynamic speaker who brings a great deal of experiential knowledge, humor and keen insights to his audience. He has been a speaker at Symantec Vision, CA World, Storage World and Chicago Software Association and served as panelist on various discussions related to disaster recovery, compliance and the use of disk and tape for backup and backup/recovery strategies.

Chapa is the co-author of “Implementing Backup and Recovery: The Readiness Guide for the Enterprise” published by Wiley Technology Publishing and is recognized worldwide as an authority on the subject of Backup and Recovery. Most recently the Technical Editor on a cloud security book to be published by the same publisher.

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