Mark Linesch was named chairman of the Global Grid Forum (GGF) in September 2004. In this role, Linesch is responsible for leading the global architectural and standardization efforts for grid computing. GGF was founded in 1999 to promote and support the development, deployment and implementation of grid architectures and standards - enabling pervasive adoption of industry standard distributed computing worldwide.
Prior to this assignment, Linesch was vice president for the adaptive enterprise program, which is HP's strategy for helping enterprise customers synchronize business and IT to capitalize on change. Formerly with Compaq, Linesch served as the vice president responsible for Internet, eCommerce and Infrastructure solutions for Compaq's enterprise and service provider customers. With more than 20 years in the industry, Mark has held executive positions in strategic planning, business development, product and solutions marketing, as well as, solutions and software engineering.
Originally from Ohio, Linesch graduated with highest honours from the University of Cincinnati and is a recipient of the University of Cincinnati scholarship award for academic excellence.
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