Mr. Smith is an enterprise storage veteran with 25+ years of experience at Kodak, NCR, Intel, WDC, Samsung, and currently with LSI. He is a published author: Serial ATA Architectures and Applications; and patent holder: USPTO 7,007,142 Network Data Storage-related operations. Mr. Smith successfully managed 25 tech projects, negotiated and executed 15 significant technology-related business deals, and was a significant contributor in establishing the Serial ATA industry.
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