Amit Sawant is a Sr. Technical Product Manager at Riverbed Technology covering SteelFusion solution, and overall competitive portfolio. Amit has over 15 years of substantial industry and academic experience providing increasing levels of leadership in R&D, marketing and managing innovative data management and storage, and application performance products. Amit holds a B.S. in computer science from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (formerly known as Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute), M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from North Carolina State University. Currently he is pursuing an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has also held positions at NetApp, Qimonda, and Tata Consultancy Services.