SNIA Announces 2019-2020 Board of Directors and Technical Council Members

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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO., November 5, 2019 - The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) announces its 2019-2020 Board of Directors and Technical Council (TC).  As a globally recognized and trusted authority, SNIA’s mission is to lead the storage industry in developing and promoting vendor-neutral architectures, standards and educational services that facilitate the efficient management, movement and security of information.  

"The rapid growth in storage services from the large Hyperscalers, the transition from disk to flash in enterprise IT, and the impending architectural discontinuity driven by persistent memory are reshaping the landscape and direction of storage technologies,” said David Dale, SNIA Chair. “In response, SNIA continues to make progress in persistent memory, solid state storage form-factor standards, next-generation storage management initiatives, and power efficiency standards, while adding new work groups focused on computational storage, object drives and key value APIs.”

“We are seeing an increasing number of startup companies joining the major system and component vendors on the SNIA Board and as active members in the organization,” said Michael Oros, SNIA Executive Director. “NGD Systems joining the SNIA Board amplifies the voice and energy of the storage startup community within SNIA. Together with new industry participation from AMD, ARM, Facebook and others that became members this year, SNIA is extremely well positioned to lead the vendor community innovation and storage standards development for the rapidly growing data-driven economy."

The SNIA Board sets the strategy and directs the execution of SNIA’s mission and vision, and the SNIA Technical Council advances the technical agenda and standards work in the organization.

Meet the 2019-2020 SNIA Board of Directors

Executive Committee:

  • David Dale, NetApp – Chair
  • Chris Lionetti, Hewlett Packard Enterprise – Vice Chair
  • Jim Williams, Oracle Corporation – Secretary
  • Rob Peglar, Advanced Computation and Storage LLC – Treasurer
  • Wayne Adams – Chair Emeritus, Advisor
  • Michael Oros – SNIA Executive Director

Board Members:

  • Richelle Ahlvers, Broadcom
  • P.K. Gupta, Dell EMC
  • J Metz, Cisco Systems
  • Jim Pappas, Intel Corporation
  • Scott Shadley, NGD Systems
  • Paul von Stamwitz, Fujitsu
  • Tatsuya Tanaka, Kioxia Corporation
  • Michelle Tidwell, IBM

Board Advisors:

  • Sue Amarin, Industry Consultant
  • Mark Carlson, Kioxia Corporation – Technical Council Co-Chair
  • Bill Martin, Samsung – Technical Council Co-Chair
  • SW Worth, Industry Consultant

Meet the 2019-20 Technical Council

  • Mark Carlson, Kioxia Corporation – Co-Chair
  • Bill Martin, Samsung – Co-Chair
  • Curtis Ballard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Alan Bumgarner, Intel Corporation
  • Fred Knight, NetApp
  • Peter Murray, Pure Storage
  • Glen Jaquette, IBM
  • Leah Schoeb, AMD
  • Tom Talpey, Microsoft Corporation
  • Steve Wilson, Broadcom

Technical Council Advisors:

  • Craig Carlson, Marvell Technology Group
  • Arnold Jones, SNIA
  • Alex McDonald, NetApp (SNIA EMEA)
  • Gregory McSorley, Amphenol
  • Yukinori Sakashita, Yahoo Japan (SNIA Japan)
  • David Thiel, Industry Consultant

About SNIA

The Storage Networking Industry Association is a not-for-profit global organization, made up of member companies spanning the global storage market. SNIA’s mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For more information about SNIA, visit

Raul Jovellanos
Ogilvy Public Relations
Phone: 415.741.8976