Dave is Director of Industry Standards at Western Digital and has been active in storage standards development since 2008. Dave has over 25 years in the semiconductor industry, with roles in software development, product/platform definition, business development and product management. Dave holds a US patent in storage security. He is active in the SATA-IO Digital and CabCon WG’s, and was a principal contributor to the SATA uSSD and DevSleep specifications. Dave holds a BA in Computer Science from the University of California San Diego.