Seagate is more than a hard disk drive Company, we are a leader in data storage solutions,
with products that span the client to the enterprise, including cloud storage and
high-performance computing. According to Thomson Reuters--which named Seagate to its Top 100 Global
Innovators list for the third straight year—Seagate is right up there with Google, Samsung, Apple,
and other technology leaders when it comes to innovation and delivering great new products
and services. Seagate’s global scale, scope, innovation, and engaged workforce help customers
realize the full potential of their data, enabling them to solve their most pressing business and
Dr. Re’s talk will focus on the hard disk drive challenges; clarify some misconceptions and share industry and technology roadmaps. These roadmaps address the capacity and performance challenges for designing and manufacturing storage products. He will highlight key features in each of these technologies, including sharing a Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) video demonstration. He will make the case for the solid-state hybrid drives, which combine the speed of flash technology with the capacity and cost benefits of hard drives. He will also introduce enhanced cache drives, briefly comparing the architectural data flows between hybrid drives and enhanced cache drives- highlighting innovation behind increased performance. Finally, Dr. Re will proudly share Seagate R&D’s university collaboration history and share the critical need for developing talent, in all disciplines.
Mark Re is Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Research and Development
at Seagate Technology. He is responsible for all hard disk drive product and component
research and development. Prior to his appointment as CTO on July 1, 2013, Re held many
different roles within Seagate, including: SVP of R&D Media, Media Operations, and Heads
Prior to joining Seagate in 2003, Re served as SVP of Research and Development at Read-Rite in Fremont, California. Earlier career highlights include management positions at IBM in San Jose, California, and Yorktown Heights, New York, where Re’s primary focus was magnetic recording heads. During his tenure there, Re was named an IBM Distinguished Engineer in 1997.
Re holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.