CTO / VP of Engineering
Before joining Cirrus Data Solutions, Wai founded a medical cloud company in Nanjing and received the prestigious China national “Top 1000 Technological Leaders” award in 2013. Wai also co-founded FalconStor Software in 2000, where he served as CTO and VP of Engineering. Wai was the chief architect, holding 18 of the 21 FalconStor patents. His inventions and innovations include many of industry’s “firsts,” in areas of advanced storage virtualization, data protection, and disaster recovery. Prior to FalconStor Wai was with Computer Associates. As VP and Architect, he led the eTrust Internet security product strategy and design. Wai joined CA in 1996 with its acquisition of Cheyenne Software, where he was Architect of the HSM product line. Wai joined Cheyenne in 1993 with its acquisition of Applied Programming Technologies, where he was partner and developer of network-based object storage systems in optical disk libraries. Before APT, Wai worked at Space & Communications Group of Hughes Aircraft, now Boeing Satellites, as Senior Staff Engineer, where he was a microwave circuit designer for space communication systems. Wai received a MSEE from UCLA, 1984, and BSEE from SUNY Stony Brook, 1982. He was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from Stony Brook in 2008.