JORGE L. TITINGER
President & CEO
In February 2012, Jorge L. Titinger joined SGI as President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors. Prior to SGI, Titinger served as President, CEO and COO at Verigy. Before Verigy, Titinger held executive positions at FormFactor, KLA-Tencor Corporation, Applied Materials, Hewlett-Packard Company and MIPS Computer Systems. He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in engineering management from Stanford University.
As a CEO you constantly interact with several CIOs. What do you think is their biggest challenge/pain point which you are trying to address?
All of our customers are challenged with keeping pace with capturing, storing and processing Big Data and how to turn Big Data into real value. CIOs today need technology partners who can help them manage what they have today with a solution that can scale for the future.
Can you briefly describe the vision of SGI behind your product and differentiating themes?
SGI is the leader in technical computing. We provide the servers and storage needed for the speed and scale of Big Data. Beyond being just a hardware provider, we have complete solutions that help our customers to find answers to their most complex and data-intensive problems.
Who are your customers?
CIOs, IT professionals and researchers from science, government and commercial laboratories and institutions are using SGI solutions to achieve important advances in all data-intensive fields. SGI was at the forefront of coining the term Big Data and our entire heritage has been built around what it takes to harness it.
What is your customer value proposition?
SGI solutions addresses Big Data and High Performance Computing (HPC) needs, with hardware and software, scale up and scale out computing as well as industry-leading tiered virtualized storage solutions. Our energy efficient hardware, based on open standards, is built and tested in our factory to roll into your data center and is up and running within hours.
How have your products/solutions benefited your customers?
Everyday, SGI drives ROI for customers, enabling groundbreaking life sciences research, cutting costs and time to market for manufacturers, and saving billions of dollars by detecting fraud, even analyzing social media to predict political and social unrest. The Institute of Cancer Research uses SGI to find the cure to cancer and other serious diseases. Air Liquide and Sikorsky use SGI to model and simulate product designs before going into production to save significant dollars and cutting time to market. A major postal carrier stops postage fraud with SGI capabilities, just to name a few examples.
What is your competitive landscape?
SGI has deployed Big Data and HPC solutions for decades. Our solutions scale linearly in size and performance, and they reach customers fully integrated and tested. No other vendor does this.
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