Joshua Petty is the Presales leader of Dell EMC’s Software Defined Storage business unit. He is a veteran of multiple technology startups, and was an early player at VMware in their Systems Integration and Outsourcing practice. At VMware he held a number of technologist and leadership positions in the partner and cloud business units. He has held global roles in a number of companies focusing on storage, cloud technology and virtualization. Joshua has helped to architect some of the largest global virtualization and storage architectures, and now works with customers to understand how the application stack benefits from Dell EMC’s software defined storage technologies. Joshua lives in Dallas, TX with his wife, five children and a basset hound named Hambone. His interests include organizations that assist women and school age girls with careers in technology, improving environmental legislation and supporting the local arts community.