Jon Toigo, a frequent presenter and participant at ASCDI events, passed away on February 12, 2019. Toigo died of natural causes, aged 59. Telecom Reseller and the ASCDI Now recently recorded a podcast with Toigo regarding data storage. Toigo routinely travelled and talked at industry events.
Many ASCDI members knew Toigo as the founder and chairman of Toigo Partners International, and the Data Management Institute. Toigo was an advocate for end-users and offered advice and ideas for channel companies. Toigo authored eleven books including The Holy Grail of Data Storage Management, and Disaster Recovery Planning. He blogged for DrunkenData.com and contributed thousands of articles to multiple media outlets.
Toigo earned a bachelor and a master’s degree from The Catholic University of America. He was Professor Honorario in Computer Technology from Universidad Abierta Interamericana.
Toigo is survived by six children; Alexandra, Maximilian, Mercedes, Vincent (a.k.a. “Guy”), Carrie Loretta and Isabella, his wife , Margaret, his mother, Esther, his brothers, Mark and Dante, and his sisters; Michelle Siegrist, Denice Riley, Cindy Brittin, Marguerite “Peggy” Toigo, Martine “Tina” Ward, Bess “Missy” Garret, and Jennifer Rourk. He was preceded in death by his father, Bill, sister Leslie Craven, and brother Billy.