Four of the HDD industry’s leading technologists will comprise a panel driven exclusively by audience questions around DISKCON USA 2011’s theme: “Retaining the Areal Density Advantage.” Together with a great networking environment and a dinner, this is an opportunity not to be missed!
The panel discussion will be based exclusively on audience questions, so the chance for a direct question to a top HDD technologist has never been better. Sample questions might be: when will HAMR and bit-patterned media will move into mass production; what roles will “hybrid” HDDs or shingle magnetic recording (SMR) play and what are the key challenges to cost-effective mass production; can the HDD industry effectively collaborate on core technology problems; and how can HDDs be designed for added performance, speed and reliability without sacrificing capacity improvements.
The distinguished panel will be:
- Dr. Bill Cain, Vice President, Technology, Western Digital Corporation
- Dr. Currie Munce, Vice President, R&D, Hitachi GST
- Dr. Mark Re, Sr. Vice President, Recording Media and Heads R&D, Seagate Technology
- Dr. Pantas Sutardja, Exec. Vice President, CTO, Marvell Semiconductor
Wednesday, October 19, cocktails at 6pm, dinner at 7pm – there is limited seating so make your reservation now.