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Keynote Talk on the Move to Flash Memory in Data Centers at the 2015 Storage Visions Conference


SV 2015 Registration open until December 26, 2014


San Jose, CA—December 2, 2014—The Fourteenth Annual Storage Visions Conference (SV 2015) includes a keynote speaker from Samsung Semiconductor who will discuss the impact of flash memory technology on tomorrow’s data centers. The full conference agenda with speakers identified can be seen at:    SV 2015 is a partner program to the 2015 CES, and early conference registration provides a free pass to the CES exhibits.


The 2015 Storage Visions Conference is pleased to feature a Keynote talk by Zack Deiri, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Enterprise & Data Storage, at Samsung Semiconductor.  This talk, titled, “Storage:  A Historic Shift in Data Center Thinking”, is described below:


Today, data centers are being inundated with demands to accommodate a wealth of big data and an exponentially greater need to store large volumes of information for longer and longer periods of time.  This growth is occurring in the midst of steady movement toward virtualization, cloud architecture and software-defined networks.


We will review the latest advancements in flash-based SSD technology, including NVMe PCIe and V-NAND SSD technology, and how they will impact the future of storage design.  We also will explore why Samsung is ahead of the curve in the historic shift in data center storage that is enabling much higher performing and more power-efficient storage than hard disk drives. 


We will take a close look at why In-Memory computing is changing the entire memory industry thanks in large part to NAND flash. In-Memory computing is enabling the rise of real-time analytics, which is allowing businesses to begin to manage their day-to-day operations in real-time.


Zack Deiri is Senior Vice President of Business Development for Enterprise & Data Storage at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. He brings extensive experience in the semiconductor, mobile and consumer markets with previous worldwide responsibilities for sales, marketing, and business development, including P&L decision authority in multi-billion dollar enterprises. Most recently, Zack served as vice president of the memory business unit at Crocus Technology, and previously was a vice president at SanDisk and AMD/Spansion. In addition, he held marketing and sales leadership positions at ST Microelectronics and Motorola. Zack holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Southern Illinois University.


The Storage Visions Conference is January 4 & 5, 2015 at the Riviera Hotel Convention Center in Las Vegas. The conference theme is:  Storage with Intense Network Growth (SWING) and recognizes the impact of the connection of everything on digital storage growth and development.  Hotel and conference registration are now open.


Conference registration is open until December 26, 2014 using the links at:  Hotel registration in our discounted room block is available until December 13, 2014 using the links at: 

There are a limited number of sponsorships and exhibit spaces available for the 2015 Storage Visions Conference.  For information on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities fill out the appropriate forms available on the conference web site: Interested parties can also call Storage Visions at 408-202-5098 or email us at


Sponsors and exhibitors include Advantage Video Systems, Akamai, Aspera, Computer Outlook, Coughlin Associates, Corning, Diablo Technologies, Entertainment Storage Alliance, DataDirect Networks, DriveSavers, HDDFA, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, Industrial Internet Consortium, LiteOn Storage, Kroll OnTrack, Quantum, SanDisk, Samsung, SNIA, SMPTE, SNIA SSSI, SATA-IO, the Trusted Computing Group, TweakTown and WireFi


Organization and media sponsors include:  Alien Babel, AVSystems, Broadcast Beat, Burn World, Computer Outlook, Coughlin Associates, Createasphere, Davis Consulting Asia, DCIA, Digital Production Buzz, Drive Pop, FCIA, Flash Memory Summit, HDDFA, HomeToys, IDC, IEEE Consultants Network of Silicon Valley, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, Media and Entertainment Tech, MESA, MESS, Object Storage Alliance, Objective Analysis, Parks Associates,,, PriceG2, ProductionHUB, RDC, SATA-IO, SMPTE, SNIA, STA, Storage Newsletter, StorageSearch, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, The Shindler Perspective, The SSD Review, TechReleased, TechTarget, Tom’s Hardware, Tom’s IT Pro, TweakTown, UCSD and VegasTechShows.


The Storage Visions Conference is put on by the Entertainment Storage Alliance (www.EntertainmentStorage.Org). 

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