Edward Branley is a Senior Technical Trainer for Merit Systems; a freelance author; courseware developer; and consultant. If you want to dive into technical details many steps beyond a multi-day information dump, take a course with Ed. He has grown up in the industry, taught his way through Digital / Compaq; EMC; and finally Hitachi Vantara where he's been fully engaged for more than ten years.
Ed draws his energy from being in the classroom. Over the years Ed has honed remarkable expertise on what it takes to help working professionals 'learn'. He exhibits a rare combination of experience, patience, and communication skills fostered by an extra dose of preparation.
If you need to know of a good restaurant or comfortable hotel anywhere in North America or Europe, ask Ed. He's been pretty much everywhere. That's what happens when you spend most of your waking hours teaching technical professionals in a global marketplace. He conducted the first Train-The-Trainer class for THI 0517, Enterprise Storage Foundations, for Hitachi Vantara Global Learning (EMEA) as well as acting as the go-to resource for the implementation of the THI 2264 - Storage Foundations - Modular and Enterprise course.
Ed is a lifelong resident of metro-New Orleans. He is married with two adult children. A particular passion for Ed is historic streetcars in New Orleans. In 2004 he wrote a book on the History of New Orleans' Canal Streetcar Line. He is active in efforts to educate the public on the values and importance of New Orleans' historic streetcars and raise funds to preserve & restore several streetcars not currently in service.