Alan Niebel is the CEO for WebFeet Research that has been recognized as the premier market research firm that focuses exclusively on the memory and storage markets. WFR’s charter qualifies and quantifies Flash and non-volatile memory and bridges their transition to next generation use and cognitive computing. Alan’s over 35 year career in electronics includes over 20 years as an analyst where he writes, speaks and consults with every major semiconductor manufacturer. His current projects analyze emerging market solutions for In-Memory Computing inclusive of first generation persistent memory platforms. Subjects covered include the application of intelligence to direct attached Flash Storage, Memory Channel NVDIMM and DRAM/NVRAM/XPoint technologies.