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This meetup will be for technology enthusiasts who are interested in technology, innovation and how to make their next big idea successful. We will be holding investors panel, presentations from speakers who are leading development in areas of interest and professionals providing input on how to take the new technology from the idea to successful company leading the market.

Upcoming events (5+)

Future of NVMe and NVMoF - Storage Industry Trends discussed

Flash Memory Summit is at your doorstep! Join us for a rare and exciting opportunity to meet and mingle with top engineers from Intel, Samsung, Toshiba, Cisco, Eideticom and more. Be part of the conversation, as these engineers write and define where storage technology will be in 2025 and beyond. Please join us for a lively discussion with our distinguished panelists: PETER ONUFRYK, FELLOW ENGINEER @INTEL Peter's contributions to the field of persistent memory are enduring. He was involved early in the technology and was part of the original NVM specification development team. He is currently a fellow in performance storage at Microchip. Peter also runs NVMe MI ( Management Interface) specification group under NVMExpress.org J METZ, R&D Engineer, Advanced Storage @ Cisco Systems R&D Engineer for the Office of the CTO for Cisco, working in Advanced Storage and Storage Networking, but have a broad and eclectic background of both academic, corporate, and industry experience. Active speaker at Memory focused events, blog posts, Storage Newsletter and many more activities. J influences trends in storage technologies and promotes innovation. Mark Carlson Principal Engineer, Industry Standards @ Toshiba Mark A. Carlson, Principal Engineer, Industry Standards at Toshiba, has more than 35 years of experience with Networking and Storage development and more than 20 years experience with Java technology. Mark was one of the authors of the CDMI Cloud Storage standard. He has spoken at numerous industry forums and events. He is the co-chair of the SNIA Cloud Storage and Object Drive technical working groups and serves as co-chair of the SNIA Technical Council. TOM FRIEND, Director of Industry Standards @ ILLUMINOSI Tom has been in a variety of engineering positions in the storage industry. His professional history began when IBM PCs were “Plug Compatibles”. He has done VLSI design and written operating system internals for Unix, Linux, Android, and Windows. Having such a diverse experience mix makes him ideal in industry standards and so he manages the Industry Standards Team at Toshiba, SKHynix, ILLUMINOSI and many others. STEPHEN BATES, CTO @ Eideticom Stephen Bates is the CTO of Eideticom is a renown expert on topics like NVMe, RDMA, TCP/IP and NVM. He has worked on a range of complex storage and communication systems include the NVMe controllers and PCIe switches developed by his former employer Microsemi (formerly PMC-Sierra). He enjoys working at the interface between hardware and software and is a active contributor to the Linux kernel. BILL MARTIN SSD IO Standards @ Samsung (https://sniasdc17.pathable.com/organizations/576900) SPEAKER Bill Martin has been a leading figure in the development of storage standards for many years, providing prolific innovative contributions to the NVMe, SCSI, Serial ATA, and Fibre Channel standards. He is currently in charge of SSD I/O standards at Samsung, where he represents the company in the NVMe, SCSI, SNIA, and ATA standards efforts as well as working with customers to overcome performance hurdles. Ihab Hamadi - Ihab Hamadi - Fellow at Western Digital Ihab Hamadi is a Fellow at Western Digital, where he focuses on the innovation and growth of the company's platforms business, delivering data and application-centric solutions for the enterprise and cloud. He has a solid 21-year track record of building leading edge cloud computing, data storage, networking, and virtualization technology and solutions. Before joining Western Digital, Ihab was Distinguished Technologist at HPE Aruba, leading development teams that contributed to OpenSwitch project and created ArubaOS-CX network operating systems, a modern OS for the mobile and IoT era, built from the ground-up to support Intent Based Networking. Agenda : 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Arrival, networking 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Panel discussion 8:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Q&A and networking

IBM Blockchain Platform Workshop

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Speaker: Lennart Frantzell, IBM Developer Advocate, Hyperledger, Power AI and Fintech The just released cloud-based IBM® Blockchain Platform (IBP) provides a managed and full stack blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) offering that allows you to deploy blockchain components in cloud environments of your choice. The environment can be IBM Cloud, on-premises through IBM Cloud Private, and third-party clouds, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this workshop we will launch the IBP in the IBM Cloud and learn about the IBM Blockchain Platform Console with the Hyperledger Fabric Components, the Certificate Authority, the Peer and the Ordering Services. All things you need to know as an administrator of an enterprise grade Blockchain. We will then download the IBM Blockchain Platform Extension for VS Code and start developing, packaging, testing and uploading client applications and Smart Contracts from our laptops to the cloud. At the end of this session you should have learned how to develop Blockchain applications with VS Code and deploy and run them on the IBM Blockchain Platform in the cloud. It is important that you bring your laptop: Mac, Unix are preferred, Windows are also OK. See you at the workshop!

Morrison & Foerster Speaker Series: Incorporating a Startup. IP law and more

Morrison & Foerster hosts a talk for entrepreneurs–established and prospective alike. REGISTER : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/morrison-foerster-speaker-series-ip-basics-for-startups-tickets-49519101967 Come learn about the legal side of founding a startup and what it takes to set your new venture up for long-term success. This eight-part series will arm you with the knowledge an entrepreneur needs to manage the legal aspects of launching and growing a startup and to avoid common mistakes that can have serious consequences down the road. Topics covered by this one hour session include: Choosing the right form of legal entity (e.g. corporation or LLC?) Incorporation process and key documents Organizational matters (including founder stock issuances and assignment of IP) Post-incorporation concerns (including agreggation of IP and creating equity incentives) This eight-part series will commence on September 21st and continue on the following dates: 10/19 – IP Basics for Startups 11/16 – Raising Angel Investment (including Convertible Note and SAFE Financing) 12/14 – Raising Venture Capital Investment (Deal Terms and Structure) 1/18 – Most Common Legal Mistakes of Startup Entrepreneurs 2/15 – Startup Equity Incentives 3/15 – Follow-on Venture Financing Complexities 4/19 – Selling Your Startup

Morrison & Foerster Speaker Series: Incorporating a Startup. IP law and more

Morrison & Foerster hosts a talk for entrepreneurs–established and prospective alike. REGISTER : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/morrison-foerster-speaker-series-ip-basics-for-startups-tickets-49519101967 Come learn about the legal side of founding a startup and what it takes to set your new venture up for long-term success. This eight-part series will arm you with the knowledge an entrepreneur needs to manage the legal aspects of launching and growing a startup and to avoid common mistakes that can have serious consequences down the road. Topics covered by this one hour session include: Choosing the right form of legal entity (e.g. corporation or LLC?) Incorporation process and key documents Organizational matters (including founder stock issuances and assignment of IP) Post-incorporation concerns (including agreggation of IP and creating equity incentives) This eight-part series will commence on September 21st and continue on the following dates: 10/19 – IP Basics for Startups 11/16 – Raising Angel Investment (including Convertible Note and SAFE Financing) 12/14 – Raising Venture Capital Investment (Deal Terms and Structure) 1/18 – Most Common Legal Mistakes of Startup Entrepreneurs 2/15 – Startup Equity Incentives 3/15 – Follow-on Venture Financing Complexities 4/19 – Selling Your Startup

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