2021 SNIA Member Recognition Honorees (as announced January 25, 2022)

SNIA 2022 Recognition Awards

Nominations are now open for the annual SNIA member recognition awards. The deadline to submit nominations is December 30, 2022.

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Individual Awards

Vera Koleva EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP
Vera Koleva (II-VI Incorporated)
The individual(s) who has provided outstanding leadership to advance a cause for SNIA leading to an impact on the industry or the Association.
Krishnakumar Gowravaram UNSUNG HERO HONOREE
Honoree: Krishnakumar Gowravaram (Cisco)
An individual who continually worked tirelessly under the radar expecting no accolades or attention but who in fact probably deserves more than the rest.
Richard Brunner VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Honoree: Richard Brunner (VMware)
The individual whose consistent contributions during the previous year have furthered the work of an existing program.
Oscar Pinto NEW CONTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR
Honoree: Oscar Pinto (Samsung)
Individual who contributed to a new area or program. This individual has begun contributing in a different area than they have been contributing to.
Tom Coughlin EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
Honoree: Tom Coughlin (Coughlin Associates)
SNIA recognizes volunteers whose commitment and contributions to SNIA Education during the previous year have furthered SNIA’s mission to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting vendor-neutral education on networking and storage technologies.
John Kim EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
Honoree: John Kim (NVIDIA)
SNIA recognizes volunteers whose commitment and contributions to SNIA Education during the previous year have furthered SNIA’s mission to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting vendor-neutral education on networking and storage technologies.

Group Awards

SNIA GROUP OF THE YEAR:

A SNIA group which had members and efforts which helped SNIA achieve something innovative and groundbreaking.

Recognized Group: SDXI TWG

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

The SNIA TWG or Task Force, which above all others, 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: Computational Storage TWG