2014 Data Storage Innovation Conference Agenda

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Tuesday   |   Wednesday   |   Thursday

Optional Pre-Conference Program: Monday, April 21, 2014  

9:30 - 4:30


Tuesday, April 22, 2014
 

7:30 - 8:30

Registration Opens - Continental Breakfast and Networking
 

 

Cloud Storage
Storage Architecture
Solid State Storage
Cover Your Assets (CYA)
Storage Technologies

8:30 - 9:15

Private Cloud Storage for Different Enterprise Compute Clouds

John Dickinson
Director of Technology,
SwiftStack

Storing 85 Petabytes of Cloud Data without Going Broke

Gleb Budman
CEO,
Backblaze

SNIA Tutorial: Storage in the DIMM Socket

Adrian Proctor
VP Marketing,
Viking Technology

Virtualization Drives New Approaches to Backup

Nikolay Yamakawa
Analyst,
451 Research

Emerging Storage and Memory Technologies

Thomas Coughlin
President,
Coughlin Associates

Edward Grochowski
Computer Storage Consultant

9:25 - 10:10

The Cloud Hybrid “Homerun” – Life Beyond The Hype

Greg Schulz
Senior Advisory Analyst,
StorageIO

Extending the Benefits of HDD: Breaking Down Walls All Storage Vendors Face

Keith Hageman
Director of Technical Marketing,
X-IO Technologies

Storage Speed and Human Behavior

Eric Herzog
CMO,
Violin Memory

SNIA Tutorial: Protecting Data in the "Big Data" World

Thomas Rivera
Sr. Technical Associate,
Hitachi Data Systems

Storage Systems Can Now Get ENERGY STAR Labels and Why You Should Care

Dennis Martin
President,
Demartek

10:10 - 10:25

Break
 

10:25 - 11:10

SNIA Tutorial: Delivering a Cloud Architecture

Alex McDonald
CTO Office,
NetApp

Project Fermi - A Highly Available NAS Gateway Built from Open Source Software

Dan Pollack
Senior Operations Architect,
Aol Inc.

SSD Synthetic Enterprise Application Workloads

Eden Kim
CEO,
Calypso Testers

New Challenges - New Solutions with LTO-6 Technology and LTFS

Shawn Brune
Sc.D., Business Line Manager, Data Protection and Retention,
IBM, the LTO Program

The Internet of Things is a Huge Opportunity for Object Storage

Tom Leyden
PMM WOS,
DataDirect Networks

11:20 - 12:05

Leveraging the Cloud for Scalable and Simplified Data Storage

Connor Fee
Director of Marketing,
Nasuni

A New Strategy for Data Management in a Time of Hyper Change

David Langley
Director of System Engineering,
CommVault

SNIA Tutorial: Benefits of Flash in Enterprise Storage

David Dale
Director Industry Standards,
NetApp

SNIA Tutorial: Data Protection in Transition to the Cloud

David Chapa
Chief Technology Evangelist,
EVault

Building Open Source Storage Products with Ceph

Neil Levine
VP Product,
Inktank

12:05 - 2:00

Lunch in the Expo Area
 

 

Cloud Storage
Storage Architecture
Solid State Storage
Cover Your Assets (CYA)
Storage Technologies

2:00 - 2:45

SNIA Tutorial: Reaching to the Cloud

Subo Guha
VP of Product Management and Marketing,
Unitrends

SNIA Tutorial: Rightsizing Tiered Storage Systems

Octavian Paul Rotaru
IT Project Manager and SAN/Storage/Backup Line Leader,
Amdocs

The New Flash Architecture ... Wait ... There's a New One Already?

Marco Coulter
Vice President,
451 Research

Reducing Backup Windows and Increasing Performance When Data Reaches the Terabyte Range

Mark McKinnon
Information Technology Architect,
Grand River Conservation Authority

The Curious Case of Database Deduplication

Gurmeet Goindi
Principal Product Manager,
Oracle Corporation

2:55 - 3:40

Choosing a File Sync and Share Solution

Darryl Pace
Storage Architect,
Optimal Computer Solutions, Inc.

The Root Cause of Unstructured Data Problem Is Not What You Think

Bruce Thompson
CEO,
Action Information Systems

Paving the Way to the Non-Volatile Memory Frontier

Doug Voigt
Distinguished Technologist,
HP

Vendor Neutral Archive, the How and Why

Gary Woodruff
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect,
Sutter Health

SNIA Tutorial: Massively Scalable File Storage

Philippe Nicolas
Director of Product Strategy,
Scality

3:40 - 3:55

Break
 

3:55 - 4:40

SNIA Tutorial: Combining SNIA Cloud, Tape and Container Format Technologies for Long Term Retention

Sam Fineberg
Distinguished Technologist,
HP

Simona Rabinovici-Cohen
Researcher
IBM

SNIA Tutorial: What is Old is New Again: Storage Tiering

Gideon Senderov
Director, Advanced Storage Products,
NEC

Utilizing Ultra-Low Latency within Enterprise Architectures

Page Tagizad
Senior Product Marketing Manager,
SanDisk

True Data Disaster Recovery

Matthew Kinderwater
Director of IT Services,
iCube Development (Calgary) Ltd.

SNIA Tutorial: SMB Remote File Protocol (Including SMB 3.0)

John Reed
Product Manager,
NetApp

4:50 - 5:35

Database-as-a-Service vs. Do-It-Yourself MySQL in the Cloud

Cashton Coleman
CEO,
ClearDB

Who Says Data Center Storage Has to Be Inefficient?

Larry Chisvin
VP, Strategic Initiatives,
PLX Technology

Changing the Economics of Flash Storage Delivering Flash at the Price of Disk

Mike Davis
Director of Marketing, File Storage Solutions,
Dell

Panel: Best Practices in the Management of Unstructured Data

Moderator:
Molly Rector
CMO,
DataDirect Networks

Panelists:
David Cerf
Executive Vice President of Business and Corporate Development,
Crossroads Systems

Mark Fleischhauer
Tape Solutions Manager,
HP

Philippe Nicolas
Director of Product Strategy,
Scality

SNIA Tutorial: Practical Steps to Implementing pNFS and NFSv4.1

Alex McDonald
Industry Evangelist,
NetApp

5:45 - 6:45

Welcome Reception in the Expo Area
 

 


Wednesday, April 23, 2014
 

7:30 - 8:45

Registration Open - Continental Breakfast and Networking
 

8:45 - 9:00

General Sessions


Welcome Remarks
David Dale, Chairman, SNIA Board of Directors

9:00 - 9:45


Enabling Data Infrastructure Return on Innovation – The Other ROI
Greg Schulz, Founder of StorageIO and Analyst, Consultant, Educator, and Author

9:45-10:25


Architecting with Flash for Web-Scale Enterprise Storage
Andy Warfield, CTO / Co-Founder, Coho Data, and CS Professor, University of British Columbia

10:25-10:40

Break
 

10:40-11:20


Software Defined Storage @ Microsoft
Siddhartha Roy, Group Program Manager, File Server and Clustering, Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft Corporation

11:20-12:00


Simplify Branch Office Recovery and Disaster Avoidance with Riverbed
Rob Whiteley, VP, Product Marketing, Riverbed

12:00-1:30

Lunch in the Expo Area
 

 

Breakout Sessions
 

 

Cloud Storage
Software Defined Storage
Storage Plumbing
Analytics and Big Data
Storage Technologies

1:30 - 2:15

Recover 2 Cloud - A Common Sense Approach to Disaster Recovery

Raj Krishnamurthy
Senior Product Manager,
SunGard Availability Services

Bring back the flexibility of the cloud with SDS and Open Source

Michael Letschin
Sr. Product Manager,
Nexenta

Next Generation Storage Networking for Next Generation Data Centers

Dennis Martin
President,
Demartek

Can Enterprise Storage Fix Hadoop

John Webster
Senior Partner,
Evaluator Group

Seagate Kinetic Open Storage Platform

Ali Fenn
Senior Director of Advanced Storage,
Seagate

James Hughes
Principal Technologist,
Seagate

2:25 - 3:10

Key Criterias when Building ExaScale Data Center

Philippe Nicolas
Director of Product Strategy,
Scality

Software-Defined Storage in Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2

SW Worth
Senior Standards PM,
Microsoft Corporation

Gen 6 Fibre Channel is Coming: What You Need to Know

Craig Carlson
Technologist, Office of the CTO,
QLogic Corporation

SNIA Tutorial: Introduction to Analytics & Big Data - Hadoop

Thomas Rivera


Sr. Technical Associate,
Hitachi Data Systems
Performance
Benchmarking the New Storage Technologies

Bob Hansen
Managing Director,
Kitaro Consulting

3:10 - 3:25

Break
 

 

Cloud Storage
Software Defined Storage
Storage Plumbing
Analytics and Big Data
Hot Topics

3:25 - 4:10

S3 API Deep Storage Extensions for Hadoop

Stacy Schwarz-Gardner
Strategic Technical Architect,
Spectra Logic

Deploying Software Defined Storage for the Enterprise with Ceph

Paul Von Stamwitz
Senior Storage Architect,
Fujitsu

SNIA Tutorial: Forming Storage Grids Using iSCSI

Felix Xavier
Founder and CTO,
CloudByte

Transforming Cloud Infrastructure to Support Big Data Storage and Workflows

Jay Migliaccio
Director of Cloud Solutions,
Aspera

How To Get The Most Out of Flash Deployments

Eric Burgener
Research Director, Storage,
IDC

4:20 - 5:05

OpenStack Cloud Storage

Sam Fineberg
Distinguished Technologist,
HP

Software Defined Storage - Storage Management Analytics

Ramani Routray
STSM and Manager,
IBM Master Inventor,
IBM Almaden Research

SNIA Tutorial: Use Cases for iSCSI and FCoE: Where Each Makes Sense

Jeff Asher
Principal Architect,
NetApp

Applied Storage Technologies for Performance Optimized Big Analytics

Hubbert Smith
Office of CTO, Alliance Manager,
LSI

The Future Technology for NAND Flash

Sylvain Dubois
Senior Director, Strategic Marketing & Business Development,
Crossbar, Inc.

5:15 - 7:15

Networking Reception in the Expo Area
 

 

Birds of a Feather Sessions
If you or your company are interested in hosting a BoF session, contact Arnold Jones at arnold.jones@snia.org

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014
 

7:30 - 8:45

Registration Open - Continental Breakfast and Networking
 

8:45 - 9:00

General Sessions


Welcome Remarks
Molly Rector, Vice-Chairman, SNIA Board of Directors

9:00 - 9:45


Disrupting the Storage Industry? - How Small Startups Can Change the Traditional, Stuffy Storage Landscape
Adrian Cockcroft, Technology Fellow, Battery Ventures

9:45-10:25


The Role of High Performance Storage in Accelerating Applications
Andy Walls, CTO and Chief Architect for Flash Systems, IBM

10:25-10:40

Break
 

10:40-11:20


Customer Case Study: Multi-Terabyte Database Backup and Restores Over High Speed
Marty Stogsdill, Architect, Discover Financial Services

11:20-12:00


Scale–out Object Store for PB/hr Backups and Long Term Digital Archive
Gideon Senderov, Director, Advanced Storage Products, NEC

12:00-1:00

Lunch
 

 

Breakout Sessions
 

 

Security
Software Defined Storage
Storage Management and Performance
Analytics and Big Data
Virtualization

1:10 - 1:55

Interoperable Key Management for Storage

Subhash Sankuratripati
Technical Director, NetApp and
Co-Chair, KMIP TC, OASIS

The Meaning and Value of Software Defined Storage

Doug Voigt
Distinguished Technologist,
HP
and
SNIA Technical Council

Automated Methodology for Storage Consolidation & Optimization for Large Infrastructures

Alok Jain
Founder and CEO,
Interscape Technologies Inc.

Ram Ayyakad
COO and Biz Dev,
Interscape Technologies Inc.

Hadoop-based Open Source eDiscovery

Sujee Maniyam
Co-Founder and Principal,
Elephant Scale

SNIA Tutorial: What’s Your Shape? 5 Steps to Understanding Your Virtual Workload

Irfan Ahmad
CTO and Co-Founder,
CloudPhysics

2:05 - 2:50

SNIA Tutorial: Practical Secure Storage: A Vendor Agnostic Overview

Walt Hubis
Storage Standards Architect,
Hubis Technical Associates

Thinking Outside the Box with Software

Yoram Novick
Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer,
Maxta, Inc.

SMI-S and Storage in Your Data Center

Chris Lionetti
Reference Architect,
NetApp

Storage Plumbing
Virtualizing Storage to Accelerate Performance of Tier-1 Apps

Augie Gonzalez
Director of Product Marketing,
DataCore

Dustin Fennel
Vice President and CIO,
Mission Community Hospital

SNIA Tutorial: SAS: The Fabric for Storage Solutions

Marty Czekalski
President,
SCSI Trade Association

Greg McSorley
Vice President,
STA

2:50 - 3:05

Break
 

 

Security
Software Defined Storage
Storage Management and Performance
Professional Development
Virtualization

3:05 - 3:50

SNIA Tutorial: Best Practices for Cloud Security and Privacy

Eric Hibbard
Senior Director, Data Networking Technology,
Hitachi Data Systems

Building Multi-Purpose Storage Infrastructure Using a Software-Defined System

Paul Evans
Principal Architect,
Daystrom Technology Group

Turning a High-Wire Juggling Act into a Walk in the Park

Lavan Jeeva
IT Operations Manager,
KIPP Foundation

SNIA Tutorial: Consumerization of IT - What is Right for Your Organization?

Marty Foltyn
President,
BitSprings Systems

How to Achieve Agility and Redundancy in the Hybrid Cloud

Bryan Bond
Senior System Admin,
eMeter, A Siemens Business

Pat O'Day
CTO,
Bluelock

4:00 - 4:45

SNIA Tutorial: Implementing Stored-Data Encryption

Michael Willett
Storage Security Strategist,
Samsung

SNIA Tutorial: Software Defined Storage – the New Storage Platform

Anil Vasudeva
President & Chief Analyst,
IMEX Research

SNIA Tutorial: Performance and Innovation of Storage Advances through SCSI Express

Marty Czekalski
President,
SCSI Trade Association

Greg McSorley
Vice President,
STA

SNIA Tutorial: Reaction Management - Trend for All Technology Professionals

David Deming
Chief Technologist,
Solution Technology

Flash Hypervisor: The Savior to Storage I/O Bottlenecks?

Bala Narasimhan
Director of Products,
PernixData

4:45

Sessions Conclude