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Three years in a row The Flash Memory Summit has sold out, so call now to discuss customizing your sponsorship or to talk about non-exhibiting sponsor opportunities. Once returning exhibitors have claimed the space for the upcoming year, exhibit space locations and promotional options will be open to new vendors. At that time, they are available on a “first come, first served” basis...

Your Participation – The Conference is open to everyone involved in the design, development, integration, marketing, use, or support of Flash Memory, or related hardware, software, or services. Please use our online form to submit your proposal. Proceedings - A copy of the paper or visuals for publication in the Conference Proceedings must be provided by July 20, 2018...


Program — The Flash Memory Summit program will provide attendees with practical information on the current state of flash memory and its applications. It consists of Half-day forums, Panel discussions, Keynotes, Half-day pre-conference seminars...

  • Half-day forums
  • Panel discussions
  • Keynotes
  • Half-day pre-conference seminars
  • Expert tables

For Program Participants: Thank you for participating in the Flash Memory Summit. Here is helpful information for preparing your presentation and reaching conference support people. Your “speaker ready” room for Flash Memory Summit is in Hall D...


  • Vijay Rao
  • Managing Director, Connected & Mobility Division Kia Motors America. Henry Bzeih leads technology planning for KIA’s US operations. He heads the newly established division for expanding the Connected Car and developing derived mobility services including urban, e-mobility, and autonomous vehicles. [...]

  • Jim Elliott
  • MCorporate Vice President of Memory Marketing at Samsung Semiconductor. Jim Elliott is Corporate Vice President of Memory Marketing at Samsung Semiconductor, where he oversees all product marketing activities for Samsung’s memory organization. His organization has multi-billion dollar annual... [...]

  • Jaeheon (Jae) Jeong
  • Jaeheon Jeong Executive VP R&D, Samsung Memory Business. Jaeheon Jeong is Executive Vice President of the Samsung Memory Business and currently oversees solution product R&D, which delivers flash storage products ranging from micro-SD cards to enterprise SSDs. [...]

  • Jeff Ohshima
  • Technology Executive SSD Application Engineering Toshiba Memory Corporation.. 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... [...]

  • Steve Fingerhut,
  • Sr. VP/GM of Storage Products Toshiba America Electronic Components. Steve Fingerhut is Sr VP/GM of Toshiba’s Storage Product Business Unit, where he manages enterprise, data center, and client SSD products. Before joining Toshiba, he was VP/GM for enterprise products at SanDisk, ... [...]

  • Currie Munce
  • VP of SSD Engineering Micron. Currie Munce is currently VP SSD Development at Micron, where he is responsible for development and engineering on all SSD products. He brings his extensive experience in storage R&D to Micron to lead a team of storage engineers that are transforming... [...]

  • Eric Endebrock
  • VP of Storage Marketing Micron Eric Endebrock is VP Storage Solutions Marketing at Micron, where he focuses on positioning Micron as a world-class enterprise brand in the storage industry. He has led the introduction of Micron’s first NVMe drives as well as other state-of-the-art... [...]

  • Martin Fink
  • Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer. Martin Fink joined Western Digital as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in January 2017. In this role, Fink leads the company’s technology innovation agenda as Western Digital continues to transform its business and expand its capabilities and... [...]

  • Steve Pope
  • Co-Founder/Chief Technology Officer Solarflare Steve is co-founder/CTO of Solarflare, a network semiconductor company focused on providing server connectivity for ultra-high-performance (neural-class) installations. At Solarflare he is responsible for new product inception... [...]

  • Ahmet Houssein
  • MVP 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... [...]

  • Manoj Wadekar
  • MPrincipal Storage Architect eBay. Manoj Wadekar is responsible for overall data center hardware architecture at eBAY where he focuses on keeping their Server and Storage platforms on the forefront of efficiency and performance for e-commerce applications. With his previous experience at Intel and... [...]

  • Michael Kagan
  • Co-Founder and CTO Mellanox. Michael Kagan is a co-founder and CTO of Mellanox Technologies where he focuses on using high-speed networking to improve application performance. He works on problems in high-performance computing, cloud computing, and megawebsites. [...]

  • Bill Leszinske
  • VP of NVM Solutions Group (NSG) Intel. Bill Leszinske is Vice President of Strategic Planning, Marketing and Business Development in the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group at Intel. He drives the group’s strategic product direction, manages product planning and marketing, and... [...]

  • Matt Rutledge
  • Sr VP Business Marketing Seagate. Matt Rutledge is Sr. Vice President of Marketing at Seagate Technology. He is responsible for the multi-billion dollar global components business, including the client, enterprise, surveillance, and digital video solution and storage markets. [...]

  • Siamak Nazari
  • Chief Software Architect HPE 3PAR. Siamak Nazari is an HPE Fellow and the chief software architect for 3PAR, HPE’s highly successful, flash-optimized utility storage solution. He is responsible for setting technical direction for 3PAR and its software enhancements. His current area...[...]

  • Andy Steinbach
  • Senior Director, Business Development NVIDIA. Andy Steinbach is Sr Director Business Development at NVIDIA,where he leads the global effort to develop the company’s deep learning platform for use in the financial services industry. His aim is to extend the use of NVIDIA’s graphical processing ... [...]

  • Scott Furey
  • Associate VP of Enterprise Storage Business Unit Marvell. Scott Furey is Associate VP of Marvell’s Enterprise Storage Business Unit, where he is responsible for managing the development of Marvell’s award-winning ARM-based embedded storage processors and storage connectivity products. [...]

  • Derek Dicker
  • VP/Business Unit Manager for the Performance Storage Business Unit Microsemi. HDerek Dicker is VP/Business Unit Manager for the Performance Storage Business Unit (PSBU) at Microsemi. He is responsible for PCIe storage switches, NVMe SSD controllers, and NV-RAM drives. Dicker previously was VP Performance... [...]

  • Jeff Baxter
  • Strategist & Chief Evangelist NetApp. Jeff Baxter is the Chief Technical Evangelist for NetApp’s ONTAP Software & Systems Group. He focuses on educating customers on NetApp data management innovations including flash technologies. He especially evangelizes all-flash systems... [...]

  • Zivan Ori
  • Co-Founder and CEO E8 Storage Zivan Ori is the Co-founder & CEO of E8 Storage, a startup working on a new generation of flash storage that offers ten times the performance of current products at half the cost. E8 Storage won a most Innovative Flash Memory Technology award at... [...]


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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.