Frank T. Hady is an Intel Fellow and the Chief Systems Architect in Intel’s Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group (NSG). Frank leads architectural definition of products based on both Intel® 3D XPoint™ memory and NAND memory, and guides research into future advances for these products. Frank led the definition of the first Intel Optane products. Frank maintains a platform focus, partnering with others at Intel to define the deep integration of Intel® Optane™ technology into the computing system’s hardware and software. Previously he was Intel’s lead platform I/O architect, delivered research foundational to Intel’s QuickAssist Technology, and delivered significant networking performance advances. Frank has authored or co-authored more than 30 published papers on topics related to networking, storage, and I/O innovation. He holds more than 30 U.S. patents. Frank received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland.