The Memory of Cars


Abstract: Automobiles are becoming rolling applications platforms needing computing power, networking to other cars and the cloud as well as digital memory and storage. This talk will look at the requirements for memory as well as digital storage in automotive entertainment and navigations systems, including expectations for cars with driver assist features, security features and autonomous driving. The evolution of memory and storage technology are key drivers for creating the deep learning capabilities required for the car of tomorrow and will create new storage hierarchies in automobiles, in edge networks and in the cloud.


  Date and Time




  • Date: 12 Dec 2016
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • 1616 Anderson Rd.
  • Mclean, Virginia
  • United States 22102
  • Room Number: Conference Center, Top Floor

  • Co-sponsored by ED15 JT. NO.VA/WASH
  • Starts 28 November 2016 03:00 PM
  • Ends 12 December 2016 12:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


Thomas Coughlin of Coughlin Associates


Memory of Cars


Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates is a widely respected digital storage analyst as well as business and technology consultant. He has over 35 years in the data storage industry with multiple 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, which was published by Newnes Press. 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, the Emerging Non-Volatile Memory Report and other industry reports. Tom is also a regular contributor on digital storage for and other blogs. Tom is active with SMPTE, SNIA, the IEEE (he is Director for IEEE Region 6 and active in the Consumer Electronics Society where he is chairman of the Future Directions Committee) and other professional organizations. Tom is the founder and organizer of the Annual Storage Visions Conference (, a partner to the International Consumer Electronics Show, as well as the Creative Storage Conference ( He is the general chairman of the annual Flash Memory Summit. He is a Senior member of the IEEE, Leader in the Gerson Lehrman Group Councils of Advisors and a member of the Consultants Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV). For more information on Tom Coughlin and his publications go to


Address:Coughlin Associates , 9460 Carmel Road, Atascadero, United States, 93422


6:00 PM : Arrival, Refreshments and Introductions

6:30 PM : Presentation

7:30 PM : Q&A and Wrap-Up

8:00 PM : Adjourn