SNIA 2012 Winter Symposium

Monday, January 23 -  Thursday, January 26, 2012
San Jose, California

Don't miss our Winter Symposium where you and your colleagues can join together for networking, working group meetings, informative keynote sessions, and other unique programs designed for SNIA members.


Click here to download the
2012 Winter Symposium Guide

Registration Information

On-line registration for the SNIA Winter Symposium is now closed. However, individuals may register on site at the Sainte Claire.

Hotel Information

Sainte Claire Hotel
302 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
408-295-2000

The Sainte Claire Hotel is located in the heart of downtown San Jose, just off of I-680 and I-880 and only three miles from the San Jose Mineta International Airport.The Sainte Claire is centrally located to nearby attractions like the Tech Museum of Innovation, the San Jose Museum of Art, the Center for Performing Arts, and some of downtown San Jose's finest restaurants and entertainment. Parking at the hotel will be $15 per day, and $21 for overnight parking with in/out privileges. Parking is handled by valet.

Book a room via online by clicking here or by calling 408-295-2000 and referencing the SNIA Winter Symposium.

2012 Winter Symposium Agenda

Last Update: 1/13/2012 v3

Monday, January 23, 2012

7:45 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast Courtyard Atrium
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Grand Ballroom Foyer
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Certification Exam Subject Matter Expert Workshop Suite 209
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI) Courtyard Room
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Green Storage Initiative (GSI) Santa Vesta
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) PCI-e Roundtable Sainte Claire
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Refreshments available (session breaks as determined by Chairs) Grand Ballroom Foyer & Sainte Claire Foyer
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch provided by SNIA Courtyard Atrium
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Cloud Storage TWG Courtyard Room
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Green Storage TWG Santa Vesta
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM SMI-S Technical Track (managed by SMI TSG) Saratoga
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) Sainte Claire
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Refreshments available (session breaks as determined by Chairs) Grand Ballroom Foyer & Sainte Claire Foyer
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM SNIA Staff Management Team Meeting (private) Boardroom
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM SNIA Website Meeting (Staff and invited guests) Boardroom
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Introducing the SNIA and the Symposium Experience: A Brief Orientation and Q&A Ballroom
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM BoF: Cloud Interoperability Ballroom
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM BoF: High Level SMI-S Courtyard Room
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM SNIA Staff Dinner and Session - Part I (private) Santa Cruz

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

7:45 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast Courtyard Atrium
7:45 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Registration Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:15 AM - 9:20 AM Welcome and Opening Comments
by Wayne Adams, SNIA Chairman

KEYNOTE: Chris J. Preimesberger, Editor-in-Chief, Features & Analysis, eWEEK/Ziff Davis Enterprise
"Storage 2012: Who’s Really in Control of All That Big — and Small — Data?"

Ballroom
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Certification Exam Subject Matter Expert Workshop Suite 209
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Cloud Storage TWG Courtyard Room
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Green Storage TWG Santa Vesta
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM SMI-S Technical Track (managed by SMI TSG) Saratoga
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Solid State Storage (SSS) TWG Sainte Claire
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Security TWG Boardroom
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 2012 Storage Developer Conference (SDC) Taskforce Santa Cruz
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Refreshments available (session breaks as determined by Chairs) Grand Ballroom Foyer & Sainte Claire Foyer
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch provided by SNIA Courtyard Atrium
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM SNIA Social Media Taskforce Boardroom
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Refreshments Available (session breaks as determined by Chairs) Grand Ballroom Foyer & Sainte Claire Foyer
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM SNIA Staff Session - Part II (private) Santa Cruz
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM SNIA Membership Recognition Awards and Reception Courtyard Atrium
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM BoF: Linear Tape File System (LTFS) Ballroom

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

7:45 AM  -  8:30 AM Continental Breakfast Ballroom
7:45 AM  -  5:00 PM Registration Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM KEYNOTE: Sergis Mushell, Principal Research Analyst, Gartner
“Trends and Technologies in Lower-Power Consumption Processors via Alternative IO and Protocol Systems such as FCoE, InfiniBand, etc.”
Ballroom
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Certification Exam Subject Matter Expert Workshop Suite 209
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Cloud Storage TWG Courtyard Room
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Data Protection and Capacity Optimization (DPCO) Committee Boardroom
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM SMI-S Technical Track (managed by SMI TSG) Saratoga
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM SNIA Emerald Measurement Specification Training Ballroom
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Solid State Storage (SSS) TWG Sainte Claire
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM SNIA Staff Session - Part III (private) Santa Cruz
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Refreshments available (session breaks as determined by Chairs) Grand Ballroom Foyer & Sainte Claire Foyer
12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Lunch provided by SNIA Courtyard Atrium
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Green Storage TWG and GSI Marketing Committee (joint meeting) Santa Vesta
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Storage Management Initiative (SMI) and SMI TSG (joint meeting) Saratoga
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Refreshments available (session breaks as determined by Chairs) Grand Ballroom Foyer & Sainte Claire Foyer
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Cross Marketing Committee Sainte Claire
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM BoF: Analytics and Big Data Forum Courtyard Room
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM BoF: The “Vibration Penalty” on Disk Drive Performance and Efficiency Ballroom

Thursday, January 26, 2012

7:45 AM  -  8:30 AM Continental Breakfast Ballroom
7:45 AM  -  12:00 PM Registration Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM SNIA Board of Directors Sainte Claire
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Certification Exam Subject Matter Expert Workshop Suite 209
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cloud Storage TWG Courtyard Room
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM SMI-S Technical Track (managed by SMI TSG) Saratoga
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Data Integrity TWG Santa Vesta
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Refreshments available (session breaks as determined by Chairs) Grand Ballroom Foyer & Sainte Claire Foyer
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch on your own  
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM SNW Hands On Lab Planning Meeting Saratoga
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Refreshments available (session breaks as determined by Chairs) Grand Ballroom Foyer & Sainte Claire Foyer

* NOTE: Thursday meetings may end before 5pm, depending on the group's individual agenda.