Robert Peglar is Vice President of Advanced Storage Solutions at Micron Technology. A 39-year industry veteran and published author, Mr. Peglar leads efforts in advanced storage systems strategy, leads the CTO function and executive-level planning with key customers and partners worldwide for Micron’s Storage Business Unit, and defines future storage portfolio offerings.

Prior to joining Micron in February 2015, Mr. Peglar was Chief Technology Officer, Americas at EMC Isilon for four years. Prior to EMC, he was a Senior Fellow and Vice President of Technology at Xiotech for 11 years. Prior to Xiotech, he held key technology specialist and engineering leadership positions over a 10-year

period at StorageTek and its subsidiary, Network Systems Corporation. Prior to StorageTek, he held engineering development and product management positions for a decade at Control Data and its supercomputer division, ETA Systems.

Mr. Peglar serves on the Board of Directors of the SNIA, is the former co-chair of the SNIA Analytics and Big Data Committee and the SNIA Tutorials, and is the former director of the SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative. He also serves as an advisor to the Flash Memory Summit. Mr. Peglar has extensive experience in data management and analysis, high- performance computing, nonvolatile memory, distributed cluster architectures, filesystems, I/O performance optimization, cloud storage, replication and archiving strategy, networking protocols, and storage virtualization. He is a sought-after keynote speaker and panelist at leading storage and cloud-related seminars and conferences worldwide. Mr. Peglar is a three-time EMC Elect honoree, 2014-2016. He was also one of 25 senior executives worldwide selected for the CRN Storage Superstars Award in 2010.

Mr. Peglar holds a B.S. degree in computer science from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, and performed graduate work at Washington University’s Sever Institute of Engineering. His research background includes memory optimization, distributed systems, I/O performance analysis, queuing theory, parallel systems architecture and OS design, filesystems and storage networking protocols, clustering algorithms and virtual systems communication.