Alan Atkinson is Vice President and General Manager for Dell Storage, where he leads Dell’s global enterprise storage business. Atkinson joined Dell in May 2012 as vice president and general manager of Dell Compellent storage. Previously, Atkinson was president and CEO at Xiotech (now XIO Technologies) and transitioned to chairman of the board in November 2011. Prior to XIO, he was vice president of the storage software group at EMC following the acquisition of WysDM Software, which he co-founded. Atkinson also held the position of senior vice president of engineering and product marketing at StorageNetworks, which he saw through to a successful IPO. Before StorageNetworks, Atkinson worked at Goldman Sachs where he founded the first centralized data storage group in investment banking. Atkinson has a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.