Why Attend Flash Memory Summit?

Because FMS is the best networking opportunity in the storage industry!

Attendees will hear keynotes and the latest technology updates, forecasts, and roadmaps for non-volatile memory (NVM). 2018 highlights feature NVMe, NVMe-oF, Persistent Memory, advanced memory technologies, and key Open Source software topics. Learn the latest storage design tricks, take advantage of networking opportunities, and connect with both established and new vendors and suppliers.

Chuck Sobey

Chuck Sobey

Conference Chair

Chuck is an internationally respected technology advisor, researcher, and lecturer. Chuck founded the confidential R&D services firm ChannelScience, which works with startups, Fortune 100 companies, attorneys, and large institutions [...]

Brain Berg

Brian Berg

Technical Chair

Through his Berg Software Design consultancy, Brian provides hardware and software design and development services for storage and interface technologies in consumer electronics, including flash memory, NVMe and USB. [...]

Jay Kramer

Jay Kramer

Business Chair, Emcee

Jay Kramer, founder at Network Storage Advisors​, is a dynamic results-oriented strategic marketing leader and creator of world-class marketing teams with a proven track record of building company brand and demand generation initiatives that accelerate sales. [...]

Camberley Bates

Camberley Bates

Super Women in Flash Organizer

Camberley Bates is Managing Director/Analyst at Evaluator Group, a leading analyst firm covering IT infrastructure and Information Management. She has dedicated Evaluator Group to delivering unbiased in-depth research [...]


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  • Dr. Manuel d'Abreu

  • Sr VP, and Chief Scientist, Smart IOPS Dr. d’Abreu has more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. His experience and expertise spans the system-on-chip and system-in-package design, test and manufacturing disciplines, as well as flash storage technology and coding theory. [...]

  • Hyun Ahn

  • Sr VP NAND Development/Business Strategy, SK hynix Hyun Ahn is Sr VP NAND Development/Business Strategy at SK Hynix. He is responsible for directing activities related to SSDs, eMMC, UFS, and next generation 3D NAND. A 19-year veteran of SK Hynix, he has worked on developing NAND integration process technology [...]

  • Nigel Alvares

  • VP of SSD & Data Center Storage Solutions, Marvell Product line leader enabling market-leading data storage architecture innovations spanning cloud & enterprise data centers, edge & client computing, industrial & consumer IoT data aggregation, and self-autonomous cars. [...]

  • Vladimir Alves

  • Co-founder/CTO, NGD Systems Vladimir Alves is co-founder/CTO at NGD Systems, where he focuses on developing SoCs that implement intelligent storage technology for data centers and fog computing. He has developed SoC-based solid state solutions for over 10 years, during which his teams have released many enterprise SSD controllers. Before co-founding NGD Systems, he was Sr Director of SSD SoC Development at Western Digital and STEC. [...]

  • Phil Bullinger

  • Sr VP/GM of Data Center Systems, Western Digital Phil Bullinger is Sr VP/GM of Data Center Systems (DCS) at Western Digital, where he focuses on the innovation and growth of the company's platforms and systems business, delivering data-centric solutions for enterprise, cloud, and high-performance deployments in core, regional, and local datacenters. [...]

  • Robert Crooke

  • Sr. VP/GM, Intel Corporation, Intel Robert (Rob) B. Crooke is senior vice president and general manager of the Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Solutions Group at Intel Corporation. He leads a worldwide organization responsible for NVM technology design and development, complete solid-state drive (SSD) system hardware and firmware development, and wafer and SSD manufacturing, as well as marketing for Intel’s component, module and SSD NVM businesses. [...]

  • Derek Dicker

  • Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Storage Business Unit, Micron He is responsible for building world-class storage products and value-added solutions based on Micron’s nonvolatile memory technology to address the growing opportunity in large market segments like cloud, enterprise and client computing. [...]

  • Andrew Dieckmann

  • VP Marketing/Applications Engineering, Microsemi Andrew Dieckmann is VP Marketing/Applications Engineering at Microsemi's Data Center Solutions Division. He is responsible for product management, product marketing, and product strategy, and oversees the application engineering teams supporting Microsemi's broad portfolio of storage solutions, including SSD controllers, RAID solutions, HBAs, PCIe switches, and SAS expanders. [...]

  • Ahmet Houssein

  • VP Marketing & Strategic Development, Solarflare Ahmet Houssein is responsible for establishing marketing strategies and implementing programs to drive revenue growth, enter new markets and expand brand awareness to support Solarflare’s continuous development and global expansion. He has over twenty-five years of experience [...]

  • Lani Ingram

  • VP of Verizon’s Smart Communities, Verizon Lani Ingram is the VP of Verizon’s Smart Communities organization and leads the company’s initiative on digital transformation of cities, universities, and sports venues. She is one of the original pioneers in the Smart Communities and IoT industry for over a decade, beginning with her role as CFO of Cisco's Globalization Center & later leading the company's Smart+Connected Communities strategy. [...]

  • Jinsoo (Jason) Kang

  • Corporate VP and Head of the NAND Product Planning Office, SK hynix Jinsoo (Jason) Kang is Corporate VP and Head of the NAND Product Planning Office at SK hynix, where he is responsible for NAND and solution product planning and business development. He helped lead the introduction of the company's consumer and industrial SSDs equipped with internally [...]

  • Hugh Martin

  • Vice President of Strategy, Smart Communities, Verizon“Hugh Martin is currently VP Strategy/Smart Communities at Verizon, where he provides vision in emerging technologies and strategies for smart cities and the Internet of Things. He is currently leading the innovation of Verizon's Smart Communities platform and 5G & Mobile Edge Compute use cases such as video and autonomous mobility. [...]

  • Manish Muthal

  • VP of Datacenter Marketing, Xilinx Seasoned executive with business strategy, marketing, and technology experience in all three substrates - Compute, Networking, Storage - within Enterprise Data-Center and Carrier Infrastructure. Business Expertise: Market research/analysis, Strategic planning, Portfolio planning and P&L, Product marketing and management, Go-To-Market strategy, Closing design wins, Deal making and negotiations, [...]

  • Shigeo (Jeff) Ohshima

  • Technology Executive, SSD Application Engineering, Toshiba Memor Jeff Ohshima is a member of the SSD executive team at Toshiba Memory Corporation, where he focuses on SSD development and applications engineering. He was previously VP Memory Technology Executive at Toshiba America Electronic Components focused on flash memory with an emphasis on SSDs. [...]

  • Simon Yang

  • CEO, Yangtze Memory TechnologySimon Yang is the CEO of the new Yangtze Memory Technology, Co., Ltd (YMTC.) He plans to lead it into the large-scale memory field based on its 3-D NAND technology. He expects to make YMTC a major force in worldwide memory markets at a time of unprecedented opportunities and challenges. [...]

  • Xueshi Yang

  • CEO & Co-founder, Shannon Systems Dr. Yang co-founded Shannon Systems in 2011 and as CEO, led the development and commercialization of enterprise-grade PCIe SSDs that were the industry’s first in terms of storage capacity and scalability, ultra-low latency and low-power envelope. [...]

  • ric Zhao

  • SSD General Manager, Huawei Eric Zhao is SSD General Manager at Huawei, where he has worked for over 17 years. In his previous positions, he has worked on infrastructure solutions engineering, storage/data as a service, data management, data protection, and video, IoT, and big data solutions. [...]

  • Hao Zhong

  • CEO & Co-Founder, ScaleFlux Dr. Hao Zhong is a passionate technology innovator and entrepreneur that has been contributing numerous cutting edge technology and product in data storage and computing industry. [...]


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In 2013, at the Flash Memory Summit conference in the Silicon Valley, Samsung announced the first 3D-based commercial product, after 10 years of research and development. What is 3D in this case? Basically, multiple layers of memory cells are grown within the same piece of silicon. This is actually the fifth storage dimension in the history of flash.

3D Flash Memories

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