David W. McAllister, Director, Strategic Technologies, Egenera Inc
A Director of Strategic Technologies, McAllister is responsible for
identifying, evaluating and articulating the value of new technologies.
Before joining the Company, he was senior director of marketing for
3ware, Inc., where he advocated for Linux and BSD while defining and
delivering third-generation storage systems based on iSCSI and designed to
reinvent the storage industry.
Prior to this, as CTO of Maxspeed, Inc.,
McAllister helped raise $14.7 million in venture funding while driving the
startup's development and promotion of thin-client solutions for Linux.
While director of strategic technologies at Silicon Graphics, he served as
the company's primary spokesperson for Open Source initiatives, and was
instrumental in establishing and guiding SGI's Linux strategy for both
operating systems and hardware.
A respected figure in the Open Source world,
McAllister has been active in the Linux Professional Institute, Linux
International, the Object Management Group, the Software Publishers
Association and Linux.com, including numerous international keynotes. He
holds Bachelor of Science degrees in mathematics and chemistry from Old
Dominion University, and has studied computer science at the graduate level.