Chris J. Newburn, who goes by CJ, is a principal architect in the Compute Software Group at NVIDIA, where he leads HPC strategy and the software product roadmap, with a special focus on systems and programming models for scale. CJ is the architect of Magnum IO and the co-architect of GPUDirect Storage, heads the Summit Dev2Dev Series with the Department of Energy, and leads the HPC Containers Advisory Council. CJ has contributed to both hardware and software technologies for the past 20 years and has over 100 patents. He's a community builder with a passion for extending the core capabilities of hardware and software platforms from HPC into AI, data science, and visualization. Before getting his Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University, CJ did stints at a couple of startups, working on a voice recognizer and a VLIW supercomputer. He's delighted to have worked on volume products that his mom used.