Thomas M. Coughlin, Ph.D, IEEE Fellow
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CNSV At-Large Director
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Technical consulting, litigation support, digital storage device and system technical and market analysis, event organizing.

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Tom Coughlin is a widely respected storage analyst and consultant with over 39 years of experience in the data storage industry. His company Coughlin Associates provides market and technology analysis – including a newsletter and reports on several digital storage technologies and applications – as well as Data Storage Technical and Marketing Consulting services.

Dr. Coughlin has many publications and six patents to his credit. His book Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics: The Essential Guide was the subject of his June 2008 CNSV Dinner meeting talk.  It is now in its second edition at Springer.

Tom is active with SMPTE, SNIA,  the IEEE Magnetics Society, IEEE CE Society and other professional organizations. He is a very active IEEE member, holding many senior roles and positions over the years including current President of IEEE-USA, past Director of IEEE Region 6 and Chair of the Santa Clara Valley IEEE Section. He is the founder and organizer of the Storage Visions conferences, as well as the Creative Storage Conferences. He is a Gerson Lehrman Group Advisor, was general chairman of the annual Flash Memory Summit for 10 years, and write the Forbes Storage Blog.

Tom has been a CNSV At-Large Director since 2016, and he is an IEEE Fellow “for leadership in consumer electronics digital storage technology.”


Also see my CNSV Board of Directors profile