Santa Clara, CA , United States
From Big Data to IoT, flash memory is impacting the world around us. Join us at Flash Memory Summit to see the comprehensive product portfolio from Western Digital including 3D NAND, SSDs, mobile solutions, embedded flash, all-flash systems and more.
Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, CA
Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer - Western Digital
Tuesday, August 8th
The exponential growth of data creating devices and data consuming applications continues to accelerate the virtuous cycle of innovation. An insatiable hunger for faster results, precise predictions, immersiveexperiences, prescriptive recommendations, along with an ever broadening service economy has launched us into a data-centric universe at both hyperspeed and hyperscale. To maintain the pace of acceleration, the demands of Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and autonomous systems will need to create, access and transform "fast data" at increasing speeds. Likewise, prognosticators and algorithmic scientists will need to capture, protect and analyze increasing volumes of "big data" to achieve the precision required for complex reasoning. Without this essential speed and scale, the soaring value and promise of data is at risk of stalling. Martin Fink, chief technology officer at Western Digital will offer insights into the opportunities and obstacles that we face in our data-centric universe. Among the topics explored will be: the state of 3D NAND, Storage Class Memory technologies, and the architectural disruptions required to unleash the precision and diversity of emerging fast data and big data applications.