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Micron Keynote Talk at the 2017 Storage Visions® Conference


--Speaker Submission Deadline is August 18--


San Jose, CA, August 17, 2017—The 2017 Storage Visions Conference® (SV 2017). will be held Monday, October 16, 2017 in Milpitas, CA ( Tim Long from Micron will be a Keynote Speaker at the conference. The 2017 Storage Visions Conference theme is “New Visions for Digital Storage” and the conference will bring together the vendors, end users, researchers and visionaries that will meet the growing demand for digital storage for all aspects of unstructured and lightly structured data.  Speaker, Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are now available and registration is open as well. 


Following is information about the Micron keynote talk on the impact of smart manufacturing in their factories.


Manufacturing Smart with Data Science

Micron is a world leader in memory solutions that transform how the world uses information.  However, to remain a leader, innovation must reach deeper than new product design. Manufacturers must innovate internal operations, creating smart factory processes driven by data and algorithms.

In this presentation, Tim Long will discuss Micron’s advancement to smart manufacturing (also known as Industry 4.0) and share projects that have helped Micron to improve customer satisfaction, achieve faster yield maturity for new products by 25 percent, and increase overall factory output by 10 percent.


Tim Long is the Director of Enterprise Data Science at Micron Technology, a global Fortune 200 leader that delivers advanced memory and storage solutions. Tim partners with leaders across the enterprise to identify and capitalize on opportunities where data science and machine learning can deliver a strategic advantage, including statistical demand forecasting, optimization of raw material inventories and other predictive models that improve the planning and execution of supply chain processes.  Prior to leading the Enterprise Data Science team, Tim led Micron’s Workforce Analytics team in developing predictive hiring and attrition models for Micron’s global workforce.


In the next few years vast quantities of data will be generated and will need rapid analysis to be useful.  This data will come from digital healthcare, genomics, the Internet of Things, Big Science, Artificial intelligence, manufacturing as well as cloud and fog computing.  The 2017 Storage Visions Conference will help businesses, IT professionals and data scientists understand the digital storage solutions that will make them successful in this new world.


Speaking and panelist submissions are open through August 18, 2017 and you can submit a speaking proposal at:  


In addition to the sessions there will also be four keynote talks during the conference and a sponsored reception in the evening.  The preliminary agenda for the Storage Visions Conference ® is at  


Intel and Quantum are Diamond Sponsors, SATA-io and Komprise are Bronze Sponsors and Active Storage is an exhibitor.  Media and Organization Sponsors include Bright Blue Innovation, CIOReview, Colonial Purchasing, Coughlin Associates, Digital Cinema Society, Enterprise Services Outlook, IEEE CNSV, DCIA, Entertainment Storage Alliance, Flash Memory Summit, HDDFA, Media and Entertainment Tech, SNIA, SNIA SSSI, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, and the Trusted Computing Group


A limited number of sponsorships and exhibits opportunities are still available for the 2017 Storage Visions Conference® Several levels of conference, web site and event sponsorship are available as well as table-top exhibits.  Information on the sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available at


For additional information on the conference call 408-202-5098 or email  


The Storage Visions Conference ® is put on by the Entertainment Storage Alliance ( and Coughlin Associates (