Thomas M. Coughlin, Ph.D., IEEE Life Fellow
Bus. Phone: 408.202.5098
CNSV Chair
IEEE Life Fellow

Technical consulting, litigation support, digital storage and memory device and system technical and market analysis, event organizing.

1665 Willowmont Ave.
San Jose, CA 95124-3234

Tom Coughlin is a widely respected storage analyst and consultant with over 40 years of experience in the data storage industry. His company Coughlin Associates provides market and technology analysis 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 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 writes the Forbes  Storage Bytes Blog.

Tom is CNSV Chair.  He was a CNSV At-Large Director in 2016-2021, has been a member of CNSV for over 10 years, and is an IEEE Fellow “for leadership in consumer electronics digital storage technology.”


Also see my CNSV Board of Directors profile