2017 SNIA Member Recognition Honorees (as announced January 24, 2018)

Individual Awards

EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP
Honoree: Alex McDonald (NetApp)
The individual who has provided outstanding leadership to advance a cause for SNIA leading to an impact on the industry or the Association.

 

UNSUNG HERO HONOREE
Honoree: Mike Walker
An individual who continually worked tirelessly under the radar expecting no accolades or attention but who in fact probably deserves more than the rest.

 

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Honoree: Eric Hibbard (Hitachi Data Systems)
The individual whose consistent contributions during the previous year have furthered the work of an existing program.

 

NEW CONTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR
Honoree: Michael Koffman (Western Digital)
Individual who contributed to a new area or program. This individual has begun contributing in a different area than they have been contributing to.

 

Group Awards


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

The group which significantly advanced a cause for SNIA with its achievements leading to an impact on the industry or the Association.

Recognized Group: NVDIMM SIG

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION(S) BY A COMMITTEE OR REGIONAL AFFILIATE

The SNIA Committee or Regional Affiliate, which above all others, consistently stepped up and helped SNIA achieve something new and groundbreaking or which significantly advanced an existing program.

Recognized Group: Data Protection and Capacity Optimization (DPCO) Committee

SIGNIFICANT IMPACT BY A PREVIOUSLY EXISTING TECHNICAL WORK GROUP (TWG) OR TASK FORCE

The SNIA TWG or Task Force, which above all others in 2015, 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: Green TWG