Kelsey Prantis heads the Extreme Storage Architecture and Development division at Intel Corporation. She leads Intel’s High-Performance Storage business, including the development of Distributed Asynchronous Object Storage (DAOS), an open-source, low-latency and high IOPS object store designed from the ground up for massively distributed Non-Volatile Memory (NVM). She joined Intel in 2012 with the acquisition of Whamcloud, where she led the development of Intel Manager for Lustre*. Prior to Whamcloud, she was a software developer at personal genomics and biotechnology company 23andMe. Prantis holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology.