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Chief Research Officer

Dan Olds is a veteran of the High Performance Computing industry with more than 25 years of experience in the high-end server market and as an industry analyst. As Intersect360 Research’s Chief Research Officer, Dan leads the demand-side and supplier-driven data analysis practice for Intersect360 Research’s forward-looking market intelligence subscription service. In addition, he supports a range of client-specific services including custom research studies and strategic consulting.

An authority on technology trends and customer sentiment, Dan Olds is a frequently quoted expert in industry and business publications such as The Wall Street JournalBloomberg NewsComputerworldInsideHPC, and HPCwire.

In addition to server, storage, and network technologies, Dan closely follows the HPC, AI/ML, and Cloud, markets. He writes for a variety of publications, co-hosts the mildly popular Radio Free HPC podcast, and is the go-to person for the coverage and analysis of the supercomputing industry’s Student Cluster Challenge.

Dan began his career at Sequent Computer, an early pioneer in highly scalable business systems. He was the inaugural lead for the successful server consolidation program at Sun Microsystems, and was at IBM in the strategically important mainframe and Power systems groups. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with a focus on finance and marketing.