Alain Azagury is Vice President of R&D at Axxana and oversees all of Axxana’s R&D activities. Prior to joining Axxana he held multiple positions at IBM, including Director of IBM Software Technical Strategy, Director of IBM XIV Storage Systems Development, and Director of the Systems and Technology Group Lab in Israel. In April 2009 Alain completed an 18-month assignment in Hawthorne, New York, as Director of Service Product Technology. During his tenure at IBM, he was a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, as well as an IBM Master Inventor. From 2003 until 2006, Alain taught courses on file systems and operating systems structure as a member of the Computer Science faculty of the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and holds a B.Sc. (summa cum laude) and M.Sc. from the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology.