NVMe Developer Days

December 5–6, 2018
San Diego, California


Chat with the Experts

OPEN - Free Beer & Pizza and Chat with the Experts

Wednesday December 5th 7-8:30pm

This event allows participants to meet one-on-one with experts from the NVMe industry. Each table is devoted to a specific topic, and participants can take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions and talk shop with knowledgeable industry players. They can expand their understanding and develop contacts that will be useful in dealing with this new technology.

Organizers: xxx


Table Leaders:


Engling YeoEngling Yeo
General Manager, Goke US Research Lab

NAND flash and SSD controller SOCs with LDPC, BCH and other advanced error-correction methods. NVMe, eMMC and PCIe interface. ASIC hardware design with firmware co-development. Advances in VLSI design verification and hardware emulation platforms.


Tanya FreedmanTanya Freedman
VP Group Services, Connetics Communications

Tanya Freedman is co-founder and Vice-President of Connetics, a specialty recruiting firm, dedicated to placing storage and networking professionals. She has completed over 300 executive assignments in the past 10 years with almost 100% retention for companies ranging from Fortune 500 firms to entrepreneurial start-ups. Her aim is to build solid long-term relationships with both clients and engineering professionals, ensuring that companies secure the best talent and candidates find the best positions. She has become a reputable resource for clients and job-seekers a like based on trust, results, and fast action. A 25-year veteran of the recruitment industry, employers look to Tanya because they know she understands the job description is only the starting point for successfully filling a position. She has developed and harnessed a unique recruitment strategy in terms of the “white paper benchmark “and 22-step Match process. She meets every client in person so that she clearly understands both the technical skills and behavioral /cultural background required to connect the right employer with the right candidate for a lasting relationship. Engineers recognize Tanya`s commitment to their career advancement, and they appreciate and benefit from her professional expertise, personal candor and complete discretion. Having conducted thousands of interviews, she has learned, among other things, the biggest mistakes hiring managers make that cause them to hire the first candidate available, rather than the best. She knows how to help engineers calculate the smartest career trajectory to meet their personal and professional goals, and she shares industry secrets with both to assist in the process of connecting.

Enterprise Applications

Jean BozmanJean Bozman
VP/Principal Analyst, Hurwitz & Associates

Jean S. Bozman is a seasoned industry analyst with more than 20 years of experience as a consultant and industry analyst focused on the worldwide IT markets for databases, servers, storage and software. She analyzes the technologies and market opportunities for cloud and enterprise data center infrastructure.
By taking a holistic perspective on hardware and software, she analyzes workloads handled by hybrid clouds – linking private clouds with public clouds. She focuses on server technology, storage technology, database software and the emerging market for Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI).



Cameron BrettCameron Brett
Director of Marketing, Enterprise SSD Outbound Marketing and Communications, Toshiba America Electronic Components

Cameron T Brett is Director SSD Product Marketing at Toshiba America Electronic Components’ SSD Business Unit. He is responsible for defining and marketing Toshiba’s SSDs, including SATA, SAS, and PCIe product lines. He has focused on bringing new generations of storage technology to market and working with OEM, datacenter and channel customers. A 20-year veteran of the storage industry, he has previous product marketing/management experience with PMC-Sierra, Adaptec, QLogic, and Broadcom. He serves on the Board of Directors for the SCSI Trade Association (STA) and holds a BS in Computer Science from Monmouth University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Market Research

Mike HeumannMike Heumann
Managing Partner, G2M Communications

>Mike Heumann is Managing Partner at G2M Communications, a market research firm focused on emerging technologies. He heads the development of research reports on NVMe, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. He was previously VP North American Sales for QLogic and VP Product Marketing and Alliances for Emulex. He has over 15 years experience in the storage industry with an emphasis on Fibre Channel and storage area networks. Mike earned an MS in Organizational and Industrial Psychology at Purdue University and a BSEE at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the Conference Chair for the NVMe Developer Days event. .


John KimJohn Kim
Director of Storage Marketing, Mellanox

John Kim is Director of Storage Marketing at Mellanox Technologies, where he helps storage customers and vendors benefit from high performance interconnects and RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access). After starting his high tech career in an IT helpdesk, John worked in enterprise software and networked storage, with many years of solution marketing, product management, and alliances at enterprise software companies, followed by 12 years working at NetApp and EMC.

New Memory Technologies

Mark WebbMark Webb
Principal/consultant, MKW Ventures

Mark Webb is Principal/Consultant at MKW Ventures Consulting LLC. He is currently working in the areas of SSD and semiconductor technology and competitive analysis as well as SSD business and market development. Mark works with SSD OEM and ODM companies, storage providers, controller companies, and semiconductor manufacturers.
He was Director of Manufacturing for the NVM Solutions Group at Intel Corporation from 2008-2012, and during this time was responsible for SSD system and NAND component manufacturing. From 2006 to 2008, Mark was Corporate Product Quality and Reliability Manager for IM Flash Technologies as the company became the industry leader in NAND technology and cost, and prior to this held multiple Engineering and Manufacturing leadership roles in Logic and Memory technology during his 20+ years at Intel.


Peter OnufrykPeter Onufryk
Fellow, Microchip

Peter Onufryk is Fellow in the Data Center Solutions business unit at Microchip, where he is responsible for storage product architecture. He has been very active in NVMe standardization as an NVMe Board Member and NVMe Management Workgroup Chair. He has been a featured speaker at many events on NVMe and NVMe-MI, including Flash Memory Summit. He holds over 40 patents in interfaces and communications and has written several published articles. He was previously Director of Engineering at Integrated Device Technology (IDT) and a research staff member at AT&T Bell Labs. He earned a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Rutgers University and an MSEE from Purdue University.

NVMe over TCP

Praveen MidhaPraveen Midha
Director Product Management/Strategic Marketing, Marvell

A highly creative and resourceful leader with 25+ years of broad cross-functional experience in product management, strategic marketing, engineering leadership and product development.


David McIntyreDavid McIntyre
Principal Consultant, DS McIntyre Consulting

Partners with stealth startup companies in compute, storage and data networking markets to develop strategic marketing plans to raise working capital for successful go-to-market strategies for products, solutions and verticals. Works for established enterprise companies that require leadership in driving business development and market initiatives. Delivers market and competitive analyses to technology investors.


Scott ShadleyScott Shadley
VP Marketing, NGD Systems

Scott has spent over 20 years in the Semiconductor and storage space in MFG, Design and Marketing. His experience spans over 15 years at Micron and time at STEC. His efforts have help lead to products in the market with over $300M in revenue.


Mark CarlsonMark Carlson
Principal Engineer, Industry Standards, Toshiba Memory America

With over 30 years in the storage and networking industry, I am now working to build up a foundation of standard interfaces to enable a world where automation of administrative tasks is enabled and becomes a necessary business direction for competitiveness.


Adam ZagorskiAdam Zagorski
Marketing Director, Enmotus



Curtis StevensCurtis Stevens
Distinguished Engineer, Toshiba Memory