Overview:
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.

Presenters:
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.