Call for Presentations

Speaker Information

The call for presentations for 2019 is now open. 

SDC is now seeking the brightest minds in the industry: professional storage developers and researchers willing to share their knowledge and experience by submitting a presentation proposal for consideration at SDC. Speakers are requested to share their technical knowledge for the benefit of the audience and to avoid sales or marketing presentations. Presentations will be chosen based on their technical merit and interest to the SDC audience.

The standard session length is 35 minutes, generally consisting of a 30-minute presentation plus 5 minutes for Q&A.

How to submit your presentation proposal

Submissions will only be accepted via the online form, which can be found here:

Examples of previously presented SDC technical sessions can be found at:

Important Dates/Deadlines

Deadline for submissions is November 30th 2018

Final notification of acceptance/non-acceptance of proposals: December 14th 2018 

Proposed Topics

The topics planned for SDC EMEA will provide technology roadmaps and deep–dives into key technical developments as well as the knowledge to further advance solutions and increase acceptability and interoperability in production environments.  

Categories/Topics for consideration for technical sessions include (but are not limited to): 

·               Persistent Memory, NVDIMM, Non–volatile Memory

·               Solid State Storage

·               Storage Architecture

·               Storage Performance / Workloads

·               Cloud Storage

·               SMB

·               NFS

·               Object and Object Drive Storage

·               Data Protection and Capacity Optimization

·               File Storage and File Access

·               File Systems

·               Storage Resource Management

·               Storage Security and Identity Management

·               Data Backup and Archiving

·               RDMA (InfiniBand, RoCE, iWARP)

·               Erasure Coding

·               Hyperscaler Storage (SRE Best Practices, Tail Latency)

·               SMR

·               NVMe

·               Long Term Retention / Preservation

·               Green and Energy Efficient IT Technologies

·               Virtualization in Hardware

·               Big Data / Analytics / IoT / Blockchain

·               Emerging Data, Storage, Device and Transport Technologies (GenZ, OpenCAPI, CCIX)

·               AI and storage