2013 SNIA Member Recognition Honorees (as announced January 28, 2014)

We could not do the work of the SNIA without our passionate and dedicated volunteers. We are pleased to recognize the following honorees in two unique categories. Honorees are selected by SNIA members via an anonymous survey. The first set of awards are individuals who made significant contributions to SNIA. The second set of awards are group awards which recognize an affiliate, forum, initiative or technical work group.

Individual Awards

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Honoree: Alex McDonald (NetApp)
This is an individual who, above all others in 2013, consistently stepped up and helped SNIA achieve something new and groundbreaking or who significantly advanced an existing program.

 

THE INDUSTRY IMPACT HONOREE
Honoree: Paul von Behren (Intel)
This is an individual who has significantly advanced a cause for SNIA leading to an impact on the industry or the Association.

 


UNSUNG HERO HONOREE
Honoree: Don Deel (EMC Corporation)
This is an individual who continually works tirelessly under the radar expecting no accolades or attention but who in fact probably deserves more than the rest.

Group Awards

MOST OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT(S) OF A SNIA TECHNOLOGY COMMUNITY (FORUM, INITIATIVE, OR COMMITTEE) HONOR:

This is that one group which in 2013 significantly advanced a cause for SNIA with its achievements leading to an impact on the industry or the Association.

Recognized Group: Solid State Storage Initiative

MOST SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION(S) BY A COMMITTEE OR REGIONAL AFFILIATE HONOR:

This is the SNIA Committee (other than those listed in the SNIA Technology Communities) or Regional Affiliate, which above all others in 2013, consistently stepped up and helped SNIA achieve something new and groundbreaking or which significantly advanced an existing program.

Recognized Groups:
Global Steering Committee
SNIA Brasil

MOST SIGNIFICANT IMPACT BY A TECHNICAL WORK GROUP (TWG) OR TASK FORCE HONOR:

This is the SNIA TWG or Task Force, which above all others in 2013, had members and efforts which consistently stepped up and helped SNIA achieve something new and groundbreaking or which significantly advanced an existing program

Recognized Group: NVM Programming TWG

The SNIA 2013 “Deborah Kay Johnson Memorial Award”

"Whose outstanding contributions in education best exemplifies the spirit, dedication and leadership of Deborah Kay Johnson."

Honoree:
David Deming (Solution Technology)

 

See previous Deborah Kay Johnson Memorial Award Honorees here.

SNIA Education and Tutorial Recognition Program Awards

The SNIA “4.5 Tutorial Club” Membership

Speakers recognized and inducted into the SNIA 4.5 Tutorial Club are based on speaker evaluations with scores 4.5 and above.

The SNIA “Outstanding Tutorial Speaker Award”

Each spring and fall at SNW the SNIA “Outstanding Tutorial Speaker Award” is presented to each of the top three outstanding speakers. The awards are based on evaluation scores from the previous SNW.

Honorees for presentations at SNW Fall 2012 - Santa Clara, California:

Awarded at SNW Spring 2013, during the SNIA Education Tutorial Recognitions Reception, these “Outstanding Tutorial Speaker Awards” were presented to the following:

  • Jose Barreto (Microsoft)
    "SMB Remote File Protocol (including SMB 3.0)"
  • Eric Hibbard (Hitachi Data Systems)
    "Storage Security - The ISO/IEC Standard "
  • Eric Hibbard (Hitachi Data Systems)
    "Unmasking Virtualization Security"
  • Dr. Joseph White (Juniper Networks)
    "Technical Overview of Data Center Networks"
  • Easen Ho (Calypso)
    "An In-depth Look at SNIA's Enterprise Solid State Storage Test Specification (PTS v1.1)"

Honorees for presentations at SNW Spring 2013 - Orlando, Florida:

Awarded at SNW Fall 2013, during the SNIA Education Tutorial Recognitions Reception, these “Outstanding Tutorial Speaker Awards” were presented to the following:

  • Esther Spanjer (SanDisk Corporation )
    "Realities of Solid State Storage"
  • Alex McDonald (NetApp)
    "The Business Case for the Cloud"
  • Rob Peglar (EMC² Isilon)
    "Introduction to Analytics and Big Data – Hadoop"

These honorees are also all recipients of the 4.5 Tutorial Club Membership.

SMI Recognition Awards

SMI Outstanding Contributor Award:

Honorees:
  • Mike Hadavi (EMC Corporation)
  • Peter Lamanna (EMC Corporation)
  • Hector Linares (Microsoft Corporation)
  • Mike Walker (Individual Member)
  • Jay Xu (EMC Corporation)
  • Hengliang Zhang (Huawei)

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