J Metz

Technical Director for Systems Design

J is a Technical Director for Systems Design for AMD and holds several roles of influence in the tech industry. He is currently serving his 4th term as Chair of the Board of Directors of SNIA, as well as the inaugural Chair of the Ultra Ethernet Consortium formed in 2023.

Recognized as a leading storage networking expert, J is an evangelist for all related technologies and has a unique ability to dissect and explain complex concepts and strategies. He is passionate about the inner workings and application of emerging technologies.He does so by coordinating and leading strategic initiatives related to systems architecture, including storage and networking.

J has previously held roles in both the startup ecosystem and Fortune 100 companies as a Field CTO, R&D Engineer, Solutions Architect, and Systems Engineer. His extensive leadership across several key industry standards groups, SNIA, and former board member of the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA), and Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe). He was crucial in the founding of the Ultra Ethernet Consortium (UEC), one of the fastest-growing projects in the Linux Foundation.

J is a sought-after entertaining presenter and a prolific writer. He has won multiple awards as a speaker and author, writing over 300 articles and giving presentations and webinars attended by over 10,000 people.

A popular blogger and active on Twitter, his areas of expertise include high-performance storage and networking solutions. He earned his PhD from the University of Georgia.