“Data! Data! Data!” — an interview with Tim Williams of Index Engines: massive search power, unified process and audit trails, and more


This interview is part of our new series “Data! Data! Data!” — Cures for a General Counsel’s ESI Nightmares”.

Tim Williams is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Index Engines. He founded CrosStor Software, and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. CrosStor was a pioneer in enterprise-class purpose-built NAS operating systems and SAN/NAS convergence, with over 24 OEM customer including EMC, IBM, and HP. CrosStor was sold to EMC in November 2000. After the acquisition, Tim served for a time as EMC’s VP of storage operating systems for their mid-range division.

In 2001, Tim led a group of angel investors to restart Tacit Networks (sold to Packeteer in 2006). He refocused their technology, reinvented their business model, attracted new institutional investors, rebuilt the management team and served as Interim CEO until a permanent CEO was found.

Prior to founding CrosStor, Tim served as a consultant for a variety of computer and telecommunications companies. He participated in the development of the UNIX operating system at Bell Laboratories, and has held a number of key engineering positions at high-growth and startup computer companies. Tim has a Masters of Computer Science from New York University’s Courant Institute. Index Engine’s flagship product, Unified Discovery Platform, won the Gold LTN Award for Best New Product in 2009.

We caught up with Tim at the Masters Conference and in the offices of Index Engines.

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