Tom Coughlin, president, Coughlin Associates is a widely respected digital storage analyst and business/technology consultant. He has over 35 years in the data storage industry with engineering and management positions at high profile companies.
Dr. Coughlin has many publications and six patents to his credit. Tom is also the author of Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics: The Essential Guide, published by Newnes Press and with a new edition from Springer coming soon. Coughlin Associates provides market and technology analysis as well as Data Storage Technical and Business Consulting services. Tom publishes the Digital Storage Technology Newsletter, the Media and Entertainment Storage Report and other industry reports. Tom is also a regular contributor on digital storage for Forbes.com and other blogs.
Tom has been General Chair of the annual Flash Memory Summit as well as founder and chair of the Storage Visions and Creative Storage Conferences. He is active with several professional organizations including the IEEE, SMPTE and SNIA.