IEEE Magnetics Society
Santa Clara Valley Chapter


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

1710 Automation Pkwy, San Jose, CA 95131
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Cookies, Conversation & Pizza at 6:30 P.M.
Presentation at
7:00 P.M.



Digital Storage Technology Roadmaps & Implications for Cloud Computing

Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates, Inc.

Roger F. Hoyt, Ph.D, Technology Consultant




For over 20 years a dedicated group of digital storage technologist experts have created the bi-annual INEMI Mass Storage Technology Roadmap Report. This report examines critical requirements for digital storage technology, including hard disk drives, optical discs, magnetic tape and flash memory. Digital storage technology is undergoing unprecedented changes to meet the needs of growing digital content to support the growth of the Internet of Things, higher resolution content, machine intelligence and the resulting increase in data in big data centers (the cloud). Find out about critical developments and roadmaps for all the important digital storage technologies in use today and how they are enabling user applications and the growth of cloud storage.






Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates is a widely respected digital storage analyst as well as business and technology consultant. He has over 35 years in the data storage industry with multiple engineering and management positions at high profile companies. Dr. Coughlin has many publications and six patents to his credit. Tom is also the author of Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics: The Essential Guide, which was published by Newnes Press. Coughlin Associates provides market and technology analysis as well as Data Storage Technical and Business Consulting services. Tom publishes the Digital Storage Technology Newsletter, the Media and Entertainment Storage Report, the Emerging Non-Volatile Memory Report and other industry reports. Tom is also a regular contributor on digital storage for and other blogs.

Roger F. Hoyt, Ph.D. Roger F. Hoyt is a technology consultant in mass data storage and manufacturing. He has over 25 years of professional and managerial experience including positions with IBM Research and Storage Systems divisions, and Hitachi Global Storage Technology. He is active in the IEEE Magnetics Society and iNEMI Mass Data Storage roadmap.

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