Navigating Compliance Standards Panel Discussion
Navigating the compliance standards for high-speed digital standards can be a difficult process. This panel comprised of the standards compliance gurus will help attendees understand how to successfully negotiate the standards process by understanding how standards organizations operate, and define compliance. Each of the 3 presenters will give a key insights to standards compliance such as: What happens when you don't pass compliance, interoperability issues, compliance workshops, and what to do when there isn't a formal compliance program. Lastly, we'll open the floor for questions from the audience.
Who should attend:
Designers working towards compliance for any high-speed digital standards.
Rick Eads, Senior Product Manager, Agilent Technologies
Rick is a senior product manager at Agilent Technologies with expertise in technical/industrial marketing of test and measurement tools and electronic design automation software to leaders in the computer, semi-conductor, wired and wireless communications, storage and aerospace industries worldwide.
Rick works on precision product definition and synthesis of breakthrough
solutions that address new and emerging needs for both software and hardware
products. He provides technical leadership in driving standards within industry
organizations for PCI Express, NVM Express, ExpressCard, FB-DIMM (FBD), DDR,
HyperTransport, SATA, and InfiniBand.
Rick earned a M.B.A. from the University of Colorado and holds a BSEE from Brigham Young University with an emphasis on digital design and computer architecture.
Rick has served on the Board of Directors for the PCI-SIG since 2007, contributed to PCIe 3.0 BASE, CEM, Test specification development and has led electrical Gold Suite testing at PCI-SIG sponsored workshops worldwide.
Mark Paxson, Director and Senior Consultant at VTM, Inc.
Mark has been helping vendors comply with industry standards since 1987. Starting with the industry standard PC, the "IBM Compatible" computer, he has continued to enjoy collaborative efforts that define and establish compliance programs for industry standards. Some notable standards that Mark has worked on are PCI, USB, DLNA and SATA. Mark has been serving as the Technical Administrator for the USB-IF since 1983, and has recently been acting as the Certification Body for MirrorLink by the Car Connectivity Consortium.
David Woolf, Senior Engineer at University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL)
David Woolf currently leads several efforts in the Storage and Mobile spaces at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). David has been an active participant in a number industry forums and committee's addressing conformance and interoperability, including the SAS Plugfest Committee, SATA-IO Logo Workgroup, co-chair of the MIPI Alliance Testing Workgroup, and coordinating the NVMe Integrators List and plugfests.