Flash Memory Summit Announces the Winner of the 2020 SuperWomen in Flash Leadership Award

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Honors SuperMarketer Barbara Murphy Who Helped Make WekaIO the Fastest Growing Storage Company of 2018-19

“The SuperWomen in Flash Leadership Award furthers our purpose, recognizing women who have shown outstanding leadership in the growth, development, and use of flash and related technologies and systems.”

Flash Memory Summit (FMS) and the Evaluator Group today announced Barbara Murphy as the winner of the 2020 SuperWomen in Flash Leadership Award. Ms. Murphy is currently VP Marketing at filesystem provider WekaIO, named the fastest growing storage company of 2018-19 by StorageNewsletter. She has been a major force in establishing weka.io as a leader in such high-growth applications as AI, financial technology, life sciences, and high-performance computing. Before joining weka, she held executive marketing positions at HGST, Panasas, AMCC, and Adaptec. She has been honored by the Irish Technology Leadership Group as a Silicon Valley 50 Honoree and one of the Top Women in Storage, a YWCA Twin award, and as one of CRN’s Women in the Channel 2020.

According to Chuck Sobey, Flash Memory Summit Conference Chair, “Barbara Murphy’s career illustrates great accomplishments in the executive suite for both business and technology. She has stressed the importance of combining success in business with a full personal life.’”

“I have always thrived in the fast-paced work environment of high-technology companies,” said Murphy. I have especially enjoyed developing integrated go-to-market strategies for startups and have focused on building cohesive teams based on a spirit of mutual respect, tactical excellence, open communication, and a fun work environment.”

SuperWomen in Flash
SuperWomen in Flash celebrates the achievements of women in the flash memory industry with the goal of encouraging more of them to succeed in this fast-growing market. It attracts all genders and nationalities interested in expanding the roles of women in the overall data storage industry.

“The SuperWomen in Flash Leadership Award furthers our purpose, recognizing women who have shown outstanding leadership in the growth, development, and use of flash and related technologies and systems. Barbara’s enthusiasm and devotion to the technology and industry are contagious, a great example of how fabulous the industry is and how it is changing the world.” said Camberley Bates, Managing Director of Evaluator Group and Founding Chair of SuperWomen.

About Evaluator Group
Evaluator Group helps IT professionals and vendors create and implement strategies that get the most business value from their IT infrastructure and digital information. The Group delivers in-depth, unbiased analysis of storage architectures, infrastructures, and management. In business for over 20 years, Evaluator Group has served thousands of end users and vendor professionals through product and market evaluations, competitive analyses, and education. For more information, see http://www.evaluatorgroup.com or follow us on Twitter @evaluator_group

About Flash Memory Summit
Flash Memory Summit, produced by Conference ConCepts, showcases the mainstream applications, key technologies, and leading vendors that are driving the multi-billion dollar non-volatile memory and SSD markets. Now in its 15th year, FMS is the world’s largest event featuring the trends, innovations, and influencers driving the adoption of flash memory in demanding enterprise storage applications, as well as in smartphones, tablets, and mobile and embedded systems.

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