Dan Decasper joined Pure Storage in 2011 and was instrumental in building Pure’s first product, FlashArray. He currently leads the Pure1 business unit, where he oversees the development and marketing of the Pure1 SaaS platform. The Pure1 BU also delivers the user interfaces for FlashArray and FlashBlade, as well as Pure’s third party integrations. Before joining Pure Storage, Dan was co-founder of Cirtas Systems which was a pioneer in the cloud gateway space. Prior to Cirtas, he led the WAN optimization engineering teams at Citrix Systems. Citrix acquired its WAN optimization product line from Orbital Data, where he was responsible for the technical vision and strategic direction as CTO. He came to Orbital Data through its acquisition of Jibe Networks, where he was co-founder and CEO. Hehas been granted 18 patents. Dan holds a diploma and Ph.D. (with highest honors) in computer science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).