Steve French is an expert on SMB3 and File Systems. Original author as well as maintainer of the Linux CIFS/SMB3 client and member of the Samba team. Works for Microsoft as a Principal Engineer in Azure Storage. Was File Systems Architect for IBM Linux Technology Center previously, and Chair of SNIA CIFS Working Group. One of more active developers in Linux kernel file systems.
Steve has spoken at the annual Storage Developer Conference and also SambaXP for the past five years or more (and also have spoken at Vault, Linux Plumbers, the Linux FS Summit etc. in recent years).