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Arun Taneja


Arun Taneja is the Founder of the Taneja Group, an analyst and consulting group focused on infrastructure technologies including storage, server, networking and associated technologies such as Big Data and the Cloud. Arun is an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in the industry covering a broad spectrum of hardware and software products. His forte has always been to identify paradigm shifting technologies and then develop and execute to bring these technologies to market. He held a variety of executive and senior positions in companies such as Data General, Sun Microsystems, IBM and a number of smaller companies (Vixel, now Broadcom, for one).

He founded Taneja Group in early 2003 and built it to be a formidable presence in the analyst industry. The company specializes in thought leadership work in identifying future technology trends and how these technologies are best used for maximum business benefit. He specializes in identifying technologies that have disruptive market potential and assisting companies with all aspects of product definition, market positioning and strategy. He speaks often at trade shows, customer and industry events and writes extensively on technology trends and implications for IT. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India and an MSEE and MBA from the University of New Hampshire.

Jeff Byrne

Senior Analyst & Consultant

Jeff brings to Taneja Group more than 25 years of marketing and operational experience at a variety of infrastructure software, systems and semiconductor companies. He focuses on all flavors of cloud and virtualization technologies, and also covers the intersection of these technologies with various types of storage. Jeff develops and leads primary research initiatives to help vendors better understand market trends and customer requirements, and in response, to adapt their products, solutions and messaging to more effectively address IT buyers’ needs. Jeff advises clients on issues ranging from product and competitive positioning to messaging and go-to-market programs, and helps companies to work through challenging product and technology transitions. Prior to joining Taneja Group, Jeff spent five years as Vice President of Marketing and later Vice President of Corporate Strategy at VMware, a leading provider of virtualization, cloud and mobility solutions acquired by EMC in 2004. Earlier in his career, Jeff held senior management positions at DG Systems, Dataquest, MIPS, and HP. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Math and Computational Sciences from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard.

Jeff Kato

Senior Analyst & Consultant

Jeff joins Taneja Group after a 30 year career in the storage industry with HP. At HP Jeff held various senior management positions including several years as Director of Engineering where he led the development of HP’s StoreOnce data deduplication appliances and enterprise tape libraries. As an engineer at HP Jeff received several patents in area of data reduction and invented the industry’s first commercially viable embedded data compression technology available in tape products. Jeff was actively involved in setting strategic direction for HP storage and brings a unique and broad perspective of the storage and computer industry to Taneja Group clients. Jeff joined Taneja group in April 2014 and focuses on the Converged Infrastructure and the emerging Hyper-Convergence technology.