“Man is the only animal that blushes – or needs to.” Mark Twain
More Trouble for Brocade

NEW YORK, July 20 (Reuters) – Workers at technology company Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (BRCD.O: Quote, Profile, Research) altered hiring records and employed people on an ad-hoc, part-time basis in order to boost the value of stock options, the Wall Street Journal reported in its Thursday edition, citing former employees of the company.

I wonder how much of the panel’s participants discussion was about options grants and the effects on the future of the industry when the event below took place a few years ago?

June 11, 2001
Storage Leaders to Speak On the Future of Industry At Churchill Club Event

By Network Storage Forum Staff

Storage experts from EMC, Network Appliance, SNAP Appliances, Brocade, and IBM will participate in a forum called Network Storage: The New Core of the Digital Economy this Thursday at the Hyatt Rickeys in Palo Alto, California. The Churchill Club of Silicon Valley is presenting the event.

Panelists will discuss recent trends and the challenges that lay ahead for the storage industry as an increasing number of players compete for market share.

Panelists include Don Swatik, Vice President of Global Alliances, EMC; Dan Warmenhoven, CEO, Network Appliance; Jim Schraith, Chairman and CEO, Snap Appliances, Inc. (A Quantum Corporation); Greg Reyes, Chairman and CEO, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.; and Linda Sanford, Executive and Senior Vice President, IBM Storage Systems Group. The panel moderator is Eric Pfeiffer, Features Editor, Forbes ASAP.

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