Executive Vice President, Western Digital Corporation

Dr. Siva Sivaram is the executive vice president of technology and manufacturing for Western Digital. He is responsible for the worldwide development of silicon technologies and their high volume manufacturing across sites around the globe. Dr. Sivaram has over 30 years of experience in semiconductors, 3D memory architectures, process technology, equipment and materials. He has held executive positions at Intel and Matrix Semiconductor, and at SanDisk after its acquisition of Matrix. Additionally, he was the Founder and CEO of Twin Creeks Technologies, a solar panel and equipment company. He is widely published, including a text book on Chemical Vapor Deposition and holds several patents in semiconductor and solar technologies. He serves on the board of the Global Semiconductor Association. Dr. Sivaram earned his doctorate and master’s degrees in materials science from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he has been elected to its Board of Trustees. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchi, India, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.