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Storage Visions® 2017 Conference Agenda

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7:30 to 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast

8:00 to 8:15 AM Introduction: Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates

8:15 to 9:15 AM A1: The Business of Digital Storage and Memory
What is the future of the digital storage business and how can industry leaders find and reach new customers? Find out about the driving applications for digital storage including virtual reality, the Internet of things and big data analytics and machine learning and how they will swell the need for digital storage. Learn about trends in digital storage technologies and architectures and the new storage and memory hierarchy and how they will change the types of digital storage and end users need.

9:15 to 9:30 AM Morning Break

9:30 to 10:00 AM, Keynote 1:

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM B1: Software Visions for High Performance Applications
New digital storage technologies and persistent memory are driving dramatic changes in the requirements for storage management and interfaces. Learn about changes in PCIe and memory bus technology as well software-defined storage and will effectively manage the full spectrum of digital storage for the most cost effective storage system to match the needs of different applciations.

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM C1: Hardware Visions for Ubiquitous Storage and Memory Everywhere
Emerging non-volatile solid state storage technologies are set to replace or supplement DRAM in many application. New fabric technologies will enable fast network storage using NVMe devices. Flash memory is moving to more and more 3D layers with three and four level cells capable of reducing the costs for flash memory and driving its use in more applications. At the same time HDDs as well as magnetic tape and optical storage are getting vaster. Find out about the latest in storage devices and networking in this exciting session.

12:00 to 1:30 PM, Lunch

1:30 to 2:00 PM, Keynote 2

2:00 to 3:30 PM D1: Clear Visions for Future Cloud Storage
Object based storage is showing up in more and more applications, no longer just tied to archiving. With higher Baseband and Wireless Communications networks cloud storage enables a new ecosystem of services that will enable economic growth, supporting both industrial and consumer IoT, connected and autonomous vehicles and smart everything. New hierarchies are being forged for local and remote storage. These hierarchies and architectures are enhancing the human experience and our knowledge and ability to care for the world around us as well as push mankind into new frontiers. This session will let you participate in this future vision

3:30 to 4:00PM Afternoon Break and Networking

4:00 to 5:00 PM E1: The Many Applications for Digital Storage
Find out about the latest trends in digital storage and non-volatile memory technologies for diverse applications including media and entertainment, databases and big data analytics, the consumer and industrial Internet of Things, connected and smart cars as well as smart cities and smart everything else. Meet the people and companies who are making the future.

5:00 to 6:00 PM F1: Talking with End Users
Meet influential end users representing many storage markets in this insightful session. Find out what they want in digital storage software, hardware and business practices. Learn how you can make a difference to their needs and create long term business relationships.

6:00 to 8:00 PM Reception

8:00 PM Conference Ends