Kurtis Bowman is the Director of Technology and Architecture in Dell's Server CTO Office. He focuses on identifying pertinent new technologies with a focus on how they might integrate into Dell enterprise products. His current areas of interest include converged and hyperconverged systems, heterogeneous compute elements for HPC & machine learning, and composable infrastructures. He has built teams and managed firmware and hardware development through entire lifecycles in both startups and mature companies. Kurtis has 30 years’ experience in the architecture, development, and business justification of server, storage, commercial, and consumer computing products. Before joining Dell, he held technical leadership positions at Panasas, a high-performance storage company, and Compaq. He earned a BSEE from New Mexico State University. He holds multiple patents, has written articles in the technical and trade press, and is the Chairman of the Gen-Z Consortium.