Jarek learned his trade from the ground up by actually performing work in the field. After graduating from Gdansk University of Technology in 1996, Mr. Sliwinski began his career managing a team of PC assembly workers with service and support responsibility. He progressively rose through the ranks with assignments in Network Equipment; Operating System Software Services; Installation, Configuration, Service and Support for IBM mainframe systems.
Upon joining Hitachi Vantara in 2001, Jarek held positions as Senior Customer Support Specialist; Team Leader MIDE CS&S; and Customer Service and Support Manager Central & Eastern Europe. In July of 2012, Jarek undertook responsibility as a Technical Training and Education Hitachi Vantara Specialist with Merit Systems. Based on his broad-based technical background and well developed communication skills, teaching was a natural next-step in his career. He has become a well-respected and highly sought-after Training Specialist.
Over the years Jarek has built a solid knowledge base of Hitachi systems and services ranging from Basic Storage Concepts through Storage Administration; Storage Management; Virtualization; Replication; to Converged Platforms. In early 2015 Jarek was asked to work on a development team tasked with creating coursework for Hitachi's Unified Compute Platform (UCP). The result was four courses covering Single rack and Multi-rack in VMWare vSphere and MS Private Cloud environments which were rolled out globally in mid-2015.