David Landsman

Distinguished Engineer, Director of Industry Standards
Western Digital

Dave Landsman is Senior Director of Industry Standards and a Distinguished Engineer at Western Digital, where he manages storage standards across Western Digital’s businesses. Dave has been an active technical member in storage standards since 2008, representing SanDisk and, post-merger, Western Digital, making contributions to NVMe, PCI-SIG, JEDEC, SATA-IO, T10, T13, SNIA, SFF, and others. He is currently WD’s board representative for NVMe, SNIA, and the Compact Flash Association, and also is on the Governing Board of the DNA Data Storage Alliance Technology Affiliate group. Dave has over 35 years of experience in the technology/semiconductor industry, having spent his “first career” at Intel, and “second career” in storage, at msystems/SanDisk/WD, with brief hiatus at a startup (audio watermarks) in between. He earned a BA in computer science from the University of California, San Diego, and cut his teeth in the industry writing device driver and RTOS code.

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