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Disk Archive Corporation's leadership boasts industry veterans: CEO Alan Hoggarth revolutionised deep archive storage with 40 years in TV. CFO MC Patel, also Emotion Systems' CEO, reshapes TV and film enterprises. Debjyoti Gupta, directing business in APAC & MEA, is a master strategist. Tom Gittins, overseeing Europe and the Americas, has a rich sales lineage. Andrea Pedretti, the Technical Director, seamlessly aligns tech solutions with corporate objectives.

Meet Our
Management Team

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Alan Hoggarth

Co-Founder & CEO

A veteran of 40 years in industry, Mr. Hoggarth developed his expertise with industry pillars like Link Electronics, Grass Valley Group; Abekas, Sony and latterly Omneon Video Networks, a pioneer of Online and Nearline storage. In 2008, he founded Disk Archive Corporation, to extend the benefits of non-linear storage to the Offline Archive and Data Preservation domain. domain. 15 years on, the ALTO Platform and a network of over 50 specialist Application Partners are together making archiving, easier, more secure and more affordable than ever before, serving the needs of an ever expanding range of data preservation markets, including National Film Archives, Media Cities, High Courts for Evidence Preservation, Biomedical Image Preservation, Surveillance and Security in Smart Cities and large scale IT Backup, preserving crucial data with impeccable environmental credentials and the lowest lifetime cost of ownership.


MC Patel


MC Patel, CFO of Disk Archive Corporation and Founder and CEO of Emotion Systems, is a seasoned entrepreneur and technologist, revered in the Film and Television industry. Leading Emotion Systems, a pioneer in file-based audio processing and automated workflows, Patel's ingenuity is evident. He's transformed businesses from ideation to market, especially in TV and film. With pivotal roles at Quantel, Alpha Image, Post Impressions and Discreet Logic, his business acumen has been pivotal in guiding Disk Archive Corporation's corporate development with consistent growth throughout the difficult pandemic eta and helping to establish ALTO as the solution of choice for unstructured data storage in multiple media and non-media markets. 

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Debjyoti Gupta

Business Development Director

Debjyoti Gupta is a dynamic and results-focused business development professional with a proven track record of driving revenue growth and forging strategic partnerships. With over 19 years of experience in business development & techno commercial profiles, he excel in identifying market opportunities, building strong client relationships, optimizing business processes, driving profitability through innovative solutions and executing successful go-to-market strategies.

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Tom Gittins

Business Development Director
Europe & USA

Tom Gittins boasts a distinguished career in sales and business development spanning several decades. With prior leadership roles at renowned firms like Pebble Beach Systems and Imagine Communications, he's exhibited prowess in shaping sales strategies and achieving robust market presence. Tom's expertise lies in orchestrating global sales and curating technological solutions, aligning perfectly with Disk Archive's mission of revolutionizing high-security enterprise archives in the film and television sectors.


Andrea Pedretti


Andrea Pedretti is an experienced and result oriented Technical Director with a strong background in leading complex product development, projects, managing cross-functional teams, and driving technical innovation. With 15 years of proven success, he excels in aligning technical strategies with business objectives to deliver high-quality products on time and within budget. His expertise lies in system architecture and workflow design and he thrives on fostering collaboration and creating an environment of continuous learning and improvement.

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