NetApp poaches chief technologist from Hitachi Vantara

NetApp has a new tech advisor to bend peoples’ ears about tech trends. Step forward, Greg Knieriemen who has left Hitachi Vantara to take a chief technologist slot at NetApp.

Knieriemen spent six years at Hitachi Vantara, as chief technology strategist and technical evangelist.  And before that he was a Marketing VP at Chi Corporation for nearly 13 years.  He is also the founder of the  “Speaking inTech” podcast.

Mark Bregman resigned as a NetApp SVP and its CTO in May this year, but Knieriemen is not replacing him.  Instead his role is specific to the Storage Systems and Software business unit (led by Joel Reich) and, similarly to his work at Hitachi, will be focused on product evangelism.

NetApp has no plans to replace the position previously held by Mark Bregman.