Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates: Tom Coughlin has been working for over 20 years in the data storage field at Ampex, Polaroid, Maxtor, Seagate, 3M and other companies. Tom has over 35 publications to his credit and is President of Coughlin Associates, which provides Data Storage Consulting.
Ron Dennison, Principal Consultant, Research Development Consultants: RDC specializes in the introduction of innovative and disruptive technology into the data storage industry. Ron has led new product development and R&D teams at Hewlett Packard, Unisys, Toshiba, Maxtor and TeraStor. He is also a founding director of IDEMA.