Dave McDonnell - Databricks

Dave McDonnell

Manager, Storage Business Development, IBM

Dave leads alliances for the IBM Storage Business Unit with a focus on solution building and sales enablement while helping customers to solve data challenges at scale. Prior to this role, Dave was the Global Sales Executive for IBM Spectrum Scale. Dave has spent his career leading business development and sales and marketing teams in emerging technologies like workstations, technical computing, Linux, cloud, and parallel file systems. Dave resides in Houston, Texas where he moved while working for Hewlett Packard leading HPC and Linux Business Development teams. He joined IBM via the acquisition of Platform Computing, where he was leading global alliances for OEMs and ISVs. Dave is a graduate of Queen’s Engineering in Economics, Electrical Engineering, and their Executive MBA program.