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Storage Valley Supper Club VI

Entertainment Storage Alliance

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Storage Valley Supper Club VI

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Tuesday May 13th, 6 PM at Dave and Busters, The Great Mall, Milpitas, CA  


 Our Charter/Purpose is three-fold:


 To promote fellowship among the participants in the storage industry. 
• To provide a informal forum for and to foster the continuing development of storage technology. 
• To Eat, Drink, Be Merry, and Network!

 Because it's ALL about STORAGE!

 Who is eligible to attend participate: 

Anyone with present or past affiliations in the storage arena—including components, drives, systems and software: optical, magnetic, and solid state.


6:00 pm Arrive, Register, Networking, BAR Sponsored by Brian Berg, Coughlin Associates, and Lee Stein ;-)

7:15 pm Dinner

Fire grilled salmon served over sauteed spinach
Asian glazed chicken drums
(Vegatable Lasagna by special request)
Honey glazed baby carrots
Spicy rice medley
Garlic herb roasted potatoes
Fresh baked rolls with butter
Unlimited coffee, tea and sodas

~8 pm After Dinner Program

Opportunities for New Memories!

Speakers include Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates; Ed Grochowski, Computer Storage Consultant; Rajiv Ranjan, Avalanche and Tanmay Kumar, Crossbar with Q&A Panel at the end

Tom and Ed will review Coughlin Associates new report covering technology developments on new and emerging storage and memory technologies and the impact on manufacturing and test equipment. New solid state storage products will impact the digital storage hierarchy including hard disk drives and flash memory. 

Rajiv will talk about Advances in STT-MRAM

STT-MRAM is a non-volatile memory that delivers high-speed, utilizes low-power and has unlimited endurance. Avalanche Technology is developing STT-MRAM for stand-alone and embedded products as well as system-level storage solutions. STT-MRAM is ideally suited for SOC products for mobile applications, high-performance SSDs as well as future internet-of-things (IoT) products. This presentation will also highlight the key differentiation with other existing and upcoming NVMs.

Tanmay will give an update on Crossbar's technology


Tom Coughlin
Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates

Tom Coughlin has worked for over 35 years in the data storage industry at numerous companies.  He has over 1000 publications and six patents.  Tom is active with the IEEE, SMPTE, IDEMA, and other professional organizations. is the founder and organizer of the Annual Storage Visions Conference, a partner to the annual Consumer Electronics Show as well as the Creative Storage Conference. Coughlin Associates provides market and technology analysis as well as data storage technical and market consulting.  For more information go to www.tomcoughlin.com

Ed Grochowski
Ed Grochowski, Computer Storage Consultant

Ed Grochowski is a well known speaker on storage technology. He has a 50+ year career association with the computer industry, 41 of which were with IBM. Ed worked at the IBM Almaden Research Center where his interests included hard disk drive and component evolutionary trends. Ed’s charts are frequently used to describe HDD and storage progress by numerous industry presenters at many conferences. He holds twelve patents and has authored and presented numerous articles on HDD, Flash memory and component technologies. Ed served as Executive Director of DISKCON and the Symposium series for many years. He was a long time coordinator of the 4K-byte sector standards committee, and is a member of the IEEE. For more information see http://edwgrochowski.com

Rajiv Ranjan
Rajiv Ranjan, Chief Technical Officer, Avalanche Technology

Dr. Rajiv Ranjan is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Avalanche Technology, a developer and manufacturer of STT-MRAM and related System Solution products. Rajiv has more than 25 years experience in the data storage industry and has worked in technical and management positions at Seagate, Komag and Control Data. Rajiv has been issued more than 100 US patents on HDD, storage and memory related technologies.  Twitter @rajivyranjan http://www.avalanche-technology.com

Tanmay Kumar

Tanmay Kumar, Vice President of Device Engineering, Crossbar, Inc.

Dr. Tanmay Kumar has been Vice President of Device Engineering at Crossbar since 2010. He brings to Crossbar 15 years of experience in research, development and design of 3D non-volatile memory cell technology. From 2006-2011, Dr. Kumar held the position of senior manager at SanDisk, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, where he led the 3D R/W Device Technology division in collaboration with Toshiba and evaluated 3D RRAM technologies.

He has 40 issued patents and over 50 patents pending. He has authored and co-authored over 20 publications in journals and conference proceedings.

Dr. Kumar has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio, and won the Outstanding Dissertation Award for his doctoral thesis. He received his B. Tech degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, India.

~9 pm Meeting Ends

Questions: Contact Ron Dennison: Ron@RonDennison.com or Tom Coughlin: Tom@TomCoughlin.com

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When & Where

Dave and Busters
940 Great Mall Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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