Speaker Information

Sessions at the Data Storage Innovation Conference (DSI) will provide insights into new technology areas such as software defined storage, cloud, big data, along with many other aspects of data management and storage with network connectivity considerations (‘storage plumbing’). New and innovative updates to many existing and related storage technologies will be presented. Actual deployment and implementation of these innovations, case studies, and best practices will be offered along with other technical and professional development skills.

DSI will also feature vendor-neutral SNIA Tutorials, authored by industry experts, peer-reviewed by SNIA members, and presented by award-winning speakers on behalf of SNIA (and not their employers).

In short, DSI is an event focused on data storage innovation: hardware, software, technologies, features, products, and innovative use cases that will benefit you in your daily work, and in developing the strategies to deal with the challenges faced by your organization.  

How to Submit a Presentation Proposal

Click here to submit a proposal.

Session Topics

Categories/Topics for consideration for sessions and case studies include (but are not limited to):

  • Big Data, Analytics, Data Structures, and Internet of Things
  • Cloud Computing and Data Storage for IaaS, Hybrid Cloud, and Enterprise Computing
  • Cold Storage, Archiving, Off-Line Storage, and Asset Management
  • Data Protection, Backup, and Disaster Recovery Best Practices and Technologies
  • Data Privacy, Data Sovereignty and e-Discovery Regulations
  • Data Storage Security and Identity Management
  • New developments for HDD, Tape, Storage File-Systems, Networks, and Protocols
  • Non-Volatile Memory, Solid State Storage, and Converged Systems
  • Object Storage and Object Drives
  • SLAs/SLOs for Cloud Services and In-house IT as a Service
  • Software Defined Storage
  • Storage Capacity Optimization including Deduplication, Thin Provisioning, and Compression Best Practices and Technologies
  • Storage Plumbing Infrastructure and Data Center Plumbing for Scale-out and Energy Efficiency
  • Storage Performance and Workloads from VDI/Apps/Hypervisors/Operating Systems and other applications

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission of proposals — Extended to February 26.  Note: The link to submit a proposal remains open, but first priority will be given to those that met the February 26th deadline. 
  • Plan for initial notification of acceptance/non-acceptance of proposals — April 1
  • Deadline for presentations — May 27

Speaker Template

Download the speaker template (potx) here.

Contact Information

Nancy Clay, SNIA Education Program Manager
Office: 325-347-9501
Mobile: 325-347-2944