Roman Pletka is a research staff member and master inventor for cloud storage and analytics at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory where he focuses on non-volatile memory technologies in storage systems. He has published more than 20 articles and obtained over 70 patents in security, scalability, and availability of distributed storage systems as well as quality-of-service in high-speed networks, active networks, and network processors. He has over ten years experience in storage systems research. He earned a PhD in computer networking from ETH Zurich, Switzerland and an MS in the same subject from EPFL
(Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne).