Imation Vice President and Group President, Tiered Storage and Security Solutions
Ian Williams is Imation Vice President and Group President, Tiered Storage and Security Solutions, a position he has held since January 1, 2013. In this role, Williams is responsible for Imation’s global business in storage solutions, storage media, and security solutions.
Williams joined Imation in February 2011 as Vice President for global marketing and product management, a role he held until January 1, 2013. This included global responsibility for Imation’s brands, marketing and product management spanning a full portfolio spanning Storage and Consumer Electronics and Accessories.
Prior to joining Imation, Williams was the Executive Director of nearline enterprise storage for Seagate, a leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions. He began his technology marketing career at Apple Canada. After joining Compaq's Canadian operations in 1997, Williams advanced through several product management roles in the company's storage products businesses in the United States. From 2000 to 2004 and following Compaq's acquisition by Hewlett-Packard, Williams was group product manager for Hewlett-Packard's enterprise storage, server storage and infrastructure products. From 2004 to 2006, he served as director of RAID solutions and external storage for Adaptec Inc.
Williams holds a Master of Business Administration degree in strategic management and international business from the Schulich School of Business, York University, and a Bachelor's degree in international marketing and strategic planning from Brock University.