Vanessa Alvarez, Director Product Marketing, Gridstore
Vanessa Alvarez has long-standing expertise in enterprise infrastructure technologies. As director of product marketing for Gridstore, she is responsible for the company's go-to-market strategy. Through her efforts at Gridstore, Alvarez is helping to lead the charge toward software-defined storage solutions that are geared toward helping customers leverage a pay-as-you-grow approach to cloud-based storage. Alvarez has been an active member of CloudNOW since the founding of the organization, and was included on the list due to the extensive influence of her blog, which is read by thousands of industry professionals.