From its early days as one of the first startup tenants in University Technology Park on Mies Campus to its recent acquisition by IBM, Cleversafe, now a leading developer and manufacturer of object-based storage software and appliances, has had a close relationship with Illinois Tech students, faculty, and alumni. Cleversafe's success was celebrated on the Illinois Tech campus where it all began at the Cleversafe Investors Celebration Dinner on December 1, 2015. Cleversafe Founder Chris Gladwin [top], also a member of the Illinois Institute of Technology Board of Trustees, donated $7.6 million to the university to strengthen its computer science program.
Alumni and Cleversafe employees who returned to campus to speak at the dinner included Kumar Abhijeet (EE, CPE ’05) along with Wesley Leggette (CS ’12) and Jason Resch (CS ’06)
Listen to Chris Gladwin talk about how Illinois Tech helped to build a solid foundation for Cleversafe and what’s next for the company in an IIT Magazine Video Extra at iit.edu/magazine.