Esther Spanjer is Director of SSD Technical Marketing at SMART Storage Systems. With more than 15 years of experience in the flash and storage industry, Ms. Spanjer has gained valuable knowledge on the requirements for flash-based storage solutions in embedded, industrial and enterprise storage applications. Ms. Spanjer has authored more than 20 articles in international publications and conference proceedings, and has been chosen to speak at a number of industry events, including Cloud Leadership Forum, Storage Developers Converence, Server Design Summit, Storage Networking World USA and Europe and the Flash Memory Summit. Spanjer formerly worked for msystems and STEC, and holds a B.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering from the Technical University Amsterdam (Netherlands).