Dave Landsman

Company Western Digital|Role Secretary

Dave has worked in storage since 2004, when he joined mSystems, which led to SanDisk and Western Digital by acquisition. He is currently Sr. Director of Industry Standards, and Distinguished Engineer at Western Digital. He has been a technical representative, committee chair, and/or Board member in NVMe, PCI-SIG, T10 (SAS/SCSI), T13 (ATA), SATA-IO, TCG, JEDEC, OCP, SNIA, SFF, and others, contributing to mechanical, electrical, and protocol standards. Dave’s focus these days is exploring archival storage media and devices to address the TCO challenges arising from the trend toward the “digitization of everything”. In this vein, he was one of the founders of the DNA Data Storage Alliance in 2020, where he is tackling the challenge of defining standards to facilitate the emergence of DNA data storage while ensuring that these standards jump start, but not constrain, innovation in this nascent field. Dave holds two US patents in storage. He has a BA in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego.