Michael Allison

Senior Director - DSA Product Planning and Business Enablement - Standards

Mike Allison is a Sr. Director in the Samsung DSA Product Planning and Business Enablement team focusing on standards for existing and future products. He has been a participating member of SNIA Data Placement TWG and SFF TA TWG. He is an author of many NVMe technical proposals (and the lead author of the NVMe™ Live Migration proposal), chair of the NVMe Errata Task Group, Samsung alternate for the NVMe Board of Directors, and a represents the OCP Storage Project on the OCP Steering Committee. For over 38 years, Mike has been an embedded firmware engineer and architect working on systems and simulations for laser beam recorders, fighter aircraft, graphics cards, high end servers, and is now focusing on Solid State Drives. He holds 31 patents in graphics, servers, and storage. He has earned a BSEE/CS at University of Colorado, Boulder.