SNIA Annual Members Virtual Symposium

Tuesday, January 26 – Thursday, January 28, 2021

We invite you to attend our 2021 Annual Members Symposium virtually this year. Registration is requested to allow for proper updates and sharing of schedule changes and important notes. Since this event is virtual, we have organized updates to members from all the current Technical Working Groups (TWG), the Forums and Initiatives (F&I) and Committees.

We would also like to share a virtual lunch session from the leadership about the 2021 vision and plans for SNIA as a whole. 

Please join us to see who our Membership Award Recipients are for 2020. As always, we are excited to share and support our membership and working groups and highlight some of the great successes of 2020!

SNIA 2021 Virtual Annual Members Symposium Preliminary Agenda

January 26, 2021 – Annual Symposium Kickoff
Open to the public

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM PT Welcome (PDF of slides)
9:10 AM - 10:20 AM PT

Updates from SNIA Technical Work Group Chairs (video and slides)

  • Blockchain Storage TWG
  • Cloud Storage TWG
  • Computational Storage TWG
  • Green Storage TWG
  • I/O Traces, Tools and Analysis (IOTTA) TWG
  • Linear Tape File System (LTFS) TWG
  • Object Drive TWG
  • Scaleable Storage Management (SSM) TWG
  • Security TWG
  • SFF TA TWG
  • Smart Data Accelerator Interface (SDXI) TWG
  • SMI TWG
  • Solid State Storage TWG
10:20 AM - 10:35 AM PT Break
10:35 AM - 11:45 AM PT

Updates from SNIA Forum, Initiative, and Committee Chairs (video and slides)

  • Cloud Storage Technologies Initiative
  • Compute, Memory, and Storage Initiative
  • Green Storage Initiative
  • Storage Management Initiative
  • Data Protection & Privacy Committee
  • Networking Storage Forum
  • Regional Updates
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM PT 2021 SNIA Leadership Update and Membership Awards (video and slides)
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM PT Wrap-up

January 26-28, 2021 – Virtual Working Sessions
SNIA Members and approved guests only*

Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday and Thursday are being reserved for Technical Work Groups, Forum, Initiative & Committees
Tuesday, January 26
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT Green Storage TWG
Wednesday, January 27
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT Blockchain Storage TWG
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PT Computational Storage TWG
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT Cloud Storage Technology Initiative (CSTI)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT Joint meeting: EPA, Green Storage TWG, Green Storage Initiative (GSI)
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM PT Green Storage TWG
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PT BoF: Why data privacy matters (slides) (open to the public)
Thursday, January 28
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT Green Storage Initiative (GSI)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT Network Storage Forum (NSF)
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PT Compute, Memory, and Storage Initiative (CMSI)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT Storage Management Initiative (SMI)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PT Data Protection and Privacy Committee (DPPC)

*Guest Attendance

If your company is not a SNIA Member you may attend the virtual working sessions as an observer for membership consideration by requesting an invitation.

If your company is a SNIA Member and you would like to attend a meeting of a group that you are not a member of, request an invitation for instructions on joining the specific meeting.  NOTE: In regard to Technical Work Group (TWG) meetings a company is allowed to attend (but not contribute) up to 2 meetings per year without agreeing to the IP policy for the specific group. On the third time in 12 months that a company attends a meeting of a TWG, they are obligated to the SNIA IP policies for that group.

To request an invitation send email to: