Michael Krieger has been a driving force in technology and marketing for over 35 years.
Since starting his career as an IBM mainframe programmer in the early 1970's Michael has been involved in a variety of roles for a wide range of technology and media companies, from start-up to multinational conglomerate.
After designing one of the industry's first "micro-to-mainframe" communication products in the '80s, he joined AST Computer where he lead the team responsible for one of the world's first multiprocessor server products.
From there Michael served as CEO of one of the first blade server manufacturers, and then joined Hitachi PC/Hitachi Data Systems, where as VP of PC Server products he introduced one of the first 8-CPU servers based on the newly introduced Intel Xeon processor.
He also served as Sr VP of Marketing and Business Development at FutureLink, a pioneer in the ASP market, which paved the way for today's crop of specialty service providers.
Prior to founding mrk, Michael served as VP of the Market Experts group at Ziff Davis Media and Ziff Davis Enterprise, where he developed and executed on marketing programs for dozens of the world's largest technology companies. During his tenure at ZD, Michael was instrumental in the creation of Ziff's face to face marketing group, personally moderated nearly 1,000 webcasts, and created marketing materials for print, online, and new media deployment.
Michael is a frequent speaker at industry events and has written for numerous technology publications. He has served on a number of industry associations including COMMON, the ASP Industry Consortium, and he was a founding member of the EISA marketing association.
Although educated as an Electronics Engineer, his interest in acting also brought him to the Actors' Studio where he honed his presentation abilities.
Michael's unique mix of talents - technologist, CIO, sales and marketing exec and industry expert - give him a unique perspective on what makes buyers tick.
You can read Michael's blog on webcasting at http://webcastmaven.com