Greg Forest is the Chief Technical Officer, Contoural, Inc. He is an industry thought leader in ILM, data classification and tiered storage. He has successfully led strategic storage projects at numerous Fortune 500 companies, and brings both new insights and real-world experience in addressing today's storage challenges. Greg has more than 20 years experience in storage and application deployment. At Contoural his practice is responsible for developing strategies for ILM, email archival, data classification, data archival and storage SLA development. He has been personally responsible for developing methodologies and work products for a variety of clients to make solution delivery predictable and cost efficient. His diverse background gives him a unique perspective on the role of Information Technology as a strategic differentiator in the success of any business. Previously he worked as Director of IT for Legato Systems, and was responsible for governance, budgeting, strategic vision. Prior to that he was a Senior Product Manager responsible for the technical integration of Legato products into Storage solutions from Sun Microsystems and Compaq. And before that he was responsible for Oracle deployment and the Developer's Program for SCO Unix across a variety of OEM hardware vendors, and participated in many industry firsts and benchmarks on Oracle databases including the first Oracle Parallel Server benchmark on a Heterogeneous Server and Storage Platform.