Team Profiles

MichaelPetersonMichael Peterson

Michael Peterson is CEO of Strategic Research Corporation based in Santa Barbara CA. Michael is a prominent network storage and system I/O industry spokesperson and leader, often called the “catalyst of the industry”. His engineering, business, and marketing background achieved through 40 years of experience in the storage, software, and systems industries along with his years of research into and work with the IT community give him unique business, systems, and market expertise. He is widely known as an expert corporate and business development consultant in the datacenter infrastructure industry (Servers, System I/O, Datacenter Networking, Storage, and Management) and is the founder, past President, and visionary behind the Storage Networking Industry Association and is currently Chief Strategy Advocate for the SNIA.

Michael is a serial entrepreneur with a lot of funding and M&A experience. Michael also serves on the BOD of:

  • GoDigital Media Group, an entertainment industry software and services provider with its AdShare and ContentBridge divisions
  • 4KLEDtech, Inc. a new company bringing “Made in the U.S.A.” integrated and networked lighting and sensor technology to a global market.
  • He also sits on multiple Business Advisory Boards.

In addition, Michael works as a domain expert consultant in long-term retention and digital preservation, information services, and risk management, advising organizations on best practices, design, planning, and implementation methods.

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Bob Rogers

Bob Rogers

Bob Rogers is CTO of Strategic Research and provides leadership of our IT Consulting Services. Bob is a domain expert in Data Management, Information Management, Risk Management, and Long-term Digital Preservation. As a consultant, he is the former Chief Technology Officer, Chief Architect, and designer of several commercial products for IBM, BMC, EMC, and other companies, spanning a range of disciplines including storage systems, information security, data preservation and service management. He is an author, frequent speaker and subject matter expert in service management and information governance. Mr. Rogers is often sought out to analyze and solve complex IT systems issues, involving, business resiliency, performance, data management, and authenticity.

Mr. Rogers led the Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) Initiative at the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), and was instrumental in the creation of an ILM Maturity Model. Mr. Rogers co-founded the not-for-profit organization “Saving the Digital World,” the ILM2.0, and the ”Long Term Digital Preservation Reference Model” (LTDPRM) community websites. As an activist in the standards community, Mr. Rogers has been long involved in trustworthy digital repositories, and standards development including ISO16363 and ISO16919 and he has designed and built long-term digital repositories for structured, unstructured, and semi-structured data with preservation requirements of 50 years or more.


Contact Information

Michael Peterson, CEO Strategic Research Corporation
PO Box 5365 | Santa Barbara, CA. 93150
Phone: 805.201.3178 | Skype: mlpeterson_sb
Bob Rogers, CTO Strategic Research Corporation
PO Box 5365 | Santa Barbara, CA. 93150
Phone: 240.632.9361 | Skype: tssgmrr

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