Lin Nease is an HPE Fellow and chief technologist for HPE Pointnext Services’ IoT advisory practice. In this role, he is responsible for setting strategy, building a technology plan, and driving innovation with key enterprise customers and partners of HPE. Lin also consults on IoT strategy with HPE’s enterprise customers in manufacturing, transportation, government and smart city initiatives, financial services, hospitality, and other industries. He co-founded HPE’s EdgeLine business, drove portfolio enhancements to HPE’s GreenLake services, established the company’s IoT practice, and led HPE’s membership in organizations like the Industrial Internet Consortium.
In his 30-plus years with HPE, he has been a chief technologist and director of strategy for multiple business units, including the company’s business-critical servers and networking groups. In addition, Lin has been a chief technologist and general manager for multiple global accounts (including GE and UPS), driven multiple M&A activities and cross-business initiatives, and led launches of numerous successful commercial products, including the industry’s first blade solution and HPE’s long-lived Superdome platform. He also holds several patents in software-defined networking.
Lin received his BS in computer science at Arizona State University and his MBA from California State University Sacramento. He also served as a computer operator in the U.S. Air Force.