Dr. Jay Lofstead is a Principal Member of Technical Staff in the Scalable System Software department of the Center for Computing Research at Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque, NM. His work focuses on infrastructure to support all varieties of simulation, scientific, and engineering workflows with a strong emphasis on IO, middleware, storage, transactions, operating system features to support workflows, containers, software engineering and reproducibility. He is co-founder of the IO-500 storage list. He works to support student mentoring and diversity. Jay graduated with a BS, MS, and PhD in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and was a recipient of a 2013 R&D 100 award for his work on the ADIOS IO library.