Tuesday, August 7th, 11-11:30am
Mrinalini (Lani) Ingram leads the initiative on digital transformation of cities, universities, utilities, and sports and entertainment organizations with an emphasis on smart systems and the IoT. Before joining Verizon, she led Cisco's Smart + Connected Communities Strategy and Business Development team. Lani has enabled Smart City initiatives through joint ventures, alliances, investments, and other business engagements worldwide including in Korea, India, Malaysia, Australia, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Spain, France, Portugal, Germany, and the US.
Lani is also a frequent conference speaker, and has given a TEDx talk on the power of connecting people. She holds a BA from Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA) and an executive MBA from Harvard Business School.
Geoff Arnold is the CTO for the Verizon Smart Communities organization. He was previously CTO at Sensity Systems, a developer of lighting control and computer vision systems. He has been a cloud computing architect for Cisco, Huawei, Yahoo, Amazon, and Sun Microsystems, working on both public and private clouds, and focusing on scale and federation. He has thirty years of experience in distributed systems architecture and network protocols. Geoff has participated in many open source programs and standards initiatives, including NFS, Windows Sockets, and multi-agent Distributed AI he contributed to several projects within the OpenStack cloud computing community. He currently works on technology strategy for smart and connected cities, and represents Verizon in smart cities standards. Geoff was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at US Venture Partners, and has advised several startup companies. He earned a BA in Computer Science from the University of Essex, England.
Abstract: How Flash Memory Brings the IoT to Life
IoT is many things - connected cars, wearables, smart homes, intelligent factories, smart farms, and smart cities - and they all need lots of flash storage. The IoT must store and process data locally to keep network costs under control. Flash memory is fast, cheap, nonvolatile, rugged, and low-power, just right for being in trillions of systems everywhere in the world. Local systems can manage autonomous servers, perform event-based communications, and analyze huge amounts of data in real-time. Furthermore, the demand for storage will surely increase as new innovations and applications develop. Today we talk about retrofitting or extending things we already have, such as home appliances, vehicles, farm equipment, instruments, and medical equipment. But why not design entirely new applications based on IoT? These new concepts will be based on fog computing, virtual and augmented reality, and video or image processing that will go far beyond what we have today. Look to these new applications, which we call IoT 2.0, to use even more flash memory with total needs far exceeding today's cellphones.
Verizon is one of the largest communication technology companies in the world. Every day, we connect millions of people, companies and communities with our powerful technology. We’re using our award-winning networks to make breakthroughs in interactive entertainment, digital media, the Internet of Things and broadband services for customers. Whatever the future looks like, whatever the digital world promises, we will deliver. More information is available at Verizon.
Tuesday, August 7th, 11:40am-12:10pm
Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of 550 consolidated companies employing 188,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 5.7 trillion yen (US$50 billion). To learn more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm More information is available at Toshiba.
Tuesday, August 7th, 12:10-12:40pm
Western Digital is an industry-leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience, and preserve data. The company addresses ever-changing market needs by providing a full portfolio of compelling, high-quality storage solutions with customer-focused innovation, high efficiency, flexibility, and speed. Our products are marketed under the HGST, SanDisk, and WD brands to OEMs, distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure providers, and consumers. More information is available at Western Digital / San Disk.
Tuesday, August 7th, 1:50-2:20pm
Micron is one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor memory solutions. Micron’s DRAM, NAND and NOR flash components are used in today’s most advanced computing, networking, storage, and communications products, including computers, workstations, servers, storage arrays, cellphones, wireless devices, digital cameras, gaming systems, and many embedded applications. More information is available at Micron.
Tuesday, August 7th, 2:20-2:50pm
Tony Yoon is CEO of SK Hynix Memory Solutions. A seasoned technology executive in the data storage industry, he has led worldwide development for mobile, client, and enterprise SSD solutions. He is also recognized as a leading SoC expert, having designed many ASIC SoCs for HDD and SDD products. His expertise spans SSDs, flash controllers, firmware architecture, eMMC/UFS interfaces, NVMe, and emerging non-volatile memory technologies. He has over 25 years of experience in the storage industry. Before joining SK Hynix Memory Solutions, Mr. Yoon was VP Storage VLSI Group at Marvell Semiconductor. He earned his BSEE from UC Berkeley and holds over 50 patents in memory technology.
Hyun Ahn is Sr VP NAND Development/Business Strategy at SK Hynix. He is responsible for directing activities related to SSDs, eMMC, UFS, and next generation 3D NAND. A 19-year veteran of SK Hynix, he has worked on developing NAND integration process technology, directing business strategy, making strategic investments, and executing merger and acquisition activity among startups (for future business). He earned his PhD from Seoul National University in Korea and holds over 60 patents in memory technology.
About SK hynix:
Established in 1983 in the Republic of Korea, SK hynix is a company that specializes in semiconductors, our main products are DRAM and NAND flash. SK hynix is the second-largest memory chip manufacturer in the world, leading the global memory semiconductor market and the third-largest company in the semiconductor field. As the technology and market share leader, SK hynix is staying ahead of 3D NAND flash industry developments through introduction of higher-speed, higher-capacity products.
Recently SK hynix announced S72 512Gb 3D NAND based SATA & PCIe NVMe SSD line-up to deal with dynamic requirement from the storage market such as general client applications and servers, network storage arrays (all-flash arrays and hybrid flash arrays), and hyperscale cloud service provider datacenters. In addition to its stand along NAND flash products, SK hynix provides the best NAND solutions to meet a variety of customer needs through Multi Chip Package(MCP), embedded Flash and SSD solutions. More information is available at SK hynix.
Tuesday, August 7th, 3:00-3:30pm
Yangtze Memory Technology
In the past 20 years, Simon has served as the CEO of XMC, COO/CTO of SMIC, and CTO/SVP of Chartered Semiconductor (Now Global Foundry). Before that he was with Portland Technology Development group in Intel for more than 10 years. Simon got his Bachelor Degree from Shanghai University of Science & Technology, Master Degree and Doctor Degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He holds more than 20 patents and published over 30 articles.
About Yangtze Memory:
Yangtze Memory Technologies Co., Ltd. (YMTC) is a memory solutions company headquartered in Wuhan, China. YMTC designs, manufactures and sells memory products and solutions for a broad range of applications including Mobile Devices, Computing, Datacenters and Consumer Electronics for customers around the world.
Founded in July 2016, YMTC is funded by joint forces from Tsinghua Unigroup, China's National IC Fund and Hubei Local IC Funds with $24B total investments. It is the first and biggest memory initiative in China.
YMTC successfully designed and manufactured the first 3D NAND flash chip in China in 2017. YMTC is committed to becoming a world leading memory solutions provider through technology innovations. More information is available at Yangtze Memory
Wednesday, August 8th, 11:00-11:30am
Robert (Rob) B. Crooke
Sr. VP/GM, Intel Corporation
Robert (Rob) B. Crooke is senior vice president and general manager of the Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Solutions Group at Intel Corporation. He leads a worldwide organization responsible for NVM technology design and development, complete solid-state drive (SSD) system hardware and firmware development, and wafer and SSD manufacturing, as well as marketing for Intel’s component, module and SSD NVM businesses.
Before assuming his current role, Crooke led the Intel group responsible for developing world-class, low-power processors within the Intel® Atom™ processor product line, and for developing enabling technology for system-on-chip (SoC) products across the company. Earlier in his Intel career, Crooke served as vice president and general manager of the Business Client Group, where he was responsible for overseeing Intel’s desktop products and Intel’s vision for business client computing. He also previously served as vice president and director of marketing and planning in Intel’s Desktop Products Group; as vice president and general manager of the Platform Architecture and Solutions Division; and as director of marketing for the Basic Microprocessor Division and Performance Microprocessor Division.
You may know us for our processors. But we do so much more. Intel invents at the boundaries of technology to make amazing experiences possible for business and society, and for every person on Earth. Harnessing the capability of the cloud, the ubiquity of the Internet of Things, the latest advances in memory and programmable solutions, and the promise of always-on 5G connectivity, Intel is disrupting industries and solving global challenges. Leading on policy, diversity, inclusion, education and sustainability, we create value for our stockholders, customers, and society. More information is available at Intel.
Wednesday, August 8th, 11:30-Noon
Wednesday, August 8th, 1:00-1:30pm
VP of Datacenter Marketing
Seasoned executive with business strategy, marketing, and technology experience in all three substrates - Compute, Networking, Storage - within Enterprise Data-Center and Carrier Infrastructure.
Business Expertise: Market research/analysis, Strategic planning, Portfolio planning and P&L, Product marketing and management, Go-To-Market strategy, Closing design wins, Deal making and negotiations, Revenue management and business operations, Investments/partnerships/acquisitions.
Technology Domains: Multi-core processors and SOCs, Cache/Memory/Storage sub-system architecture, Interconnect architecture, Packet processing, Traffic Management, Switch fabrics, Security processing, Software defined networking/storage, NFV, Workload analysis, Hyper-converged infrastructure, Rack scale architectures, Next-gen non-volatile memories.
Xilinx’s portfolio of software defined and hardware optimized solutions include proven C and IP based design tools that support the development of ‘software defined hardware’, and a new family of software development environments that supports the development of ‘software defined systems’. More information is available at Xilinx.
Wednesday, August 8th, 1:30-2:00pm
VP of SSD & Data Center Storage Solutions
Marvell first revolutionized the digital storage industry by moving information at speeds never thought possible. Today, that same breakthrough innovation remains at the heart of the company's storage, networking and connectivity solutions. With leading intellectual property and deep system-level knowledge, Marvell's semiconductor solutions continue to transform the enterprise, cloud, automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. More information is available at Marvell.
Wednesday, August 8th, 2:10-2:40pm
Dr. Hao Zhong
CEO & Co-Founder
Dr. Hao Zhong is a passionate technology innovator and entrepreneur that has been contributing numerous cutting edge technology and product in data storage and computing industry. Since Oct 2014, Hao, as the CEO, co-founded ScaleFlux that is leading the computational storage subsystem development in the industry.
Prior to ScaleFlux, Hao was a Sr. Director at Fusion-io where he led the flash memory technology team and enabled LDPC technology in industry leading PCIe SSDs. Prior to Fusion-io, Hao was with SandForce as an engineering director working on SSD controller chips. Prior to SandForce, Hao was an architect at LSI working on hard disk drive read channel product and the key contributor to the industry first 40nm LDPC read channel chip in 2008. Hao received his Ph.D degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
ScaleFlux is the pioneer in providing Computational Storage Subsystem (CSS) solutions at scale. CSS is the foundation for modern, data-driven infrastructure that enables responsive performance, affordable scaling, and agile platforms for compute and storage I/O intensive applications. Founded in 2014, ScaleFlux is a well-funded startup with leaders proven to deploy complex computing and solid-state storage solutions in volume. More information is available at ScaleFlux.
Wednesday, August 8th, 2:40-3:10pm
Microsemi Corporation offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world’s standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. More information is available at Microsemi.
Thursday, August 9th, 11:00-11:30am
CEO & Co-founder
Dr. Yang co-founded Shannon Systems in 2011 and as CEO, led the development and commercialization of enterprise-grade PCIe SSDs that were the industry’s first in terms of storage capacity and scalability, ultra-low latency and low-power envelope. Prior to Shannon, Dr. Yang was the chief architect at Marvell of its first generations of SSD controllers, a research staff at Seagate and postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University in China. Dr. Yang has more than 100 US patents granted or pending relating to SSDs.
About Shannon Systems:
Shannon Systems is a leading supplier of enterprise-grade all-flash storage solutions, providing PCIe SSDs and storage arrays with superior performance and reliability to China’s largest internet, financial, telecom and utility providers. Shannon Systems develops the most reliable enterprise-grade, high performance PCIe SSDs and storage array solutions with scalable capacity and ultra-low power consumption. Leveraging Shannon Systems’ patented proprietary system design, we provide unparalleled capabilities for high-speed big data analytics and back-end database acceleration. More information is available at Shannon Systems
Thursday, August 9th, 11:40am-Noon
Vladimir Alves is co-founder/CTO at NGD Systems, where he focuses on developing SoCs that implement intelligent storage technology for data centers and fog computing. He has developed SoC-based solid state solutions for over 10 years, during which his teams have released many enterprise SSD controllers. Before co-founding NGD Systems, he was Sr Director of SSD SoC Development at Western Digital and STEC. He is the author of over 30 scientific publications on subjects including SoCs and computer architecture, and the co-author of over 20 patents. He earned his PhD in microelectronics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France.
About NGD Systems:
At NGD Systems, we produce an innovative Intelligent platform that allows users to create, manage, and execute applications within our SSD storage solutions via our In-Situ Processing. This allows users to utilize core platforms in Storage, Content Delivery, Server, Rack and Power solutions that allow for an optimal SW and HW ecosystem. The creation of a Computational Storage platform furthers the storage architect’s ability to scale their Storage needs. More information is available at NGD Systems
Thursday, August 9th, Noon-12:30pm
Dr. Manuel d’Abreu
Sr VP, and Chief Scientist
Dr. d'Abreu is the co-founder, Sr VP, and Chief Scientist at Smart IOPS, a developer of high-performance SSDs, and appliances. At Smart IOPS, he drives technology roadmap, development of new products, and innovation. Before co-founding Smart IOPS, Dr. d'Abreu was a Fellow at SanDisk, where he worked on error correction codes, flash technology, and reliability, and managed efforts in NAND, SSDs, controllers, and test. Dr. d'Abreu has over 35 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. His expertise spans system-on-chip and system-in-package design, test and manufacturing, signal processing, flash storage technology, and coding theory. He also has extensive experience in business development, raising capital, developing business plans, building teams, and technology management. An active member of the professional high technology community, he has been an advisor to the National Science Foundation and an Adjunct Professor at Santa Clara University. He is an IEEE Life Fellow, and his work has been published in or presented at more than 50 technical conferences and journals. He has been granted over 60 patents with many more pending. He holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.
About Smart IOPS:
Smart IOPS is an innovative leader in storage solutions whose TruRandom™ technology creates new possibilities for flash technology to have a profound impact on current and next generation data center applications. Powered by TruRandom, Smart IOPS SSDs substantially increase IOPS and bandwidth to remove the I/O storage bottleneck that severely limits the modern data center. Smart IOPS’ flash storage solutions enable Cloud Service Providers (CSP), High-Performance Computing (HPC) and enterprise data centers to confidently deploy I/O-intensive applications with greater reliability and SLA, at a fraction of the cost of other flash-based storage products. More information is available at Smart IOPS.