Five Minutes with…Gary Drossel, CTO, Virtium

May 23, 2018 Rich Nass

The IoT is all about gathering data. Until recently, finding ways to gather that data was the hard part. With the proliferation of end devices, both in the consumer and industrial sectors, that’s not the case anymore. Now we have the other problem: what to do with all this data we’ve collected, and how to store it and keep it safe? Virtium is one of those vendors that helps in that focuses on storage needs of for the industrial embedded space. In this week’s Five Minutes with…discussion, I speak to Gary Drossel, the Chief Technology Officer at Virtium, and we get into what it takes to store, analyze, and secure the mountains of incoming data.

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Rich Nass

Richard Nass is the Executive Vice-President of OpenSystems Media. His key responsibilities include setting the direction for all aspects of OpenSystems Media’s Embedded and IoT product portfolios, including web sites, e-newsletters, print and digital magazines, and various other digital and print activities. He was instrumental in developing the company's on-line educational portal, Embedded University. Previously, Nass was the Brand Director for UBM’s award-winning Design News property. Prior to that, he led the content team for UBM Canon’s Medical Devices Group, as well all custom properties and events in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Nass has been in the engineering OEM industry for more than 25 years. In prior stints, he led the Content Team at EE Times, handling the Embedded and Custom groups and the TechOnline DesignLine network of design engineering web sites. Nass holds a BSEE degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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