2009 Creative Storage Conference Announces Sessions on Content Preservation & Archiving and Content for Consumers

2009 Creative Storage Conference April 19 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. 5 session s include content preservation/archiving and Consumer Storage. New survey and report data on storage for media and entertainment professionals presented.

The Third Annual Creative Storage Conference (CS09) will be held in conjunction with the 2009 NAB Show at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas on April 19, 2009. Conference registration is now open at www.creativestorage.org.


Session C explores Storage for Preservation and Archiving of Content, moderated by Dave Doering of TechVoice. This session explores the expanding options for digital storage in content preservation and archiving. Long term retention of content is a big driver of storage growth in the media and entertainment industry and includes remote storage as well as on -site options with various physical storage media.
Expert session participants include:
* Dean Neumann, Bycast
* Tom Inglefield, Sun
* Howard Twine, SGL
* Douglas Korte, IBM
* Patrick Thomas, Quantum
Q&A Panel:
* Jason Danielson, Omneon Video Networks

Session E focuses on Content for the Consumer, moderated by Guy Finley of the Media and Entertainment Services Alliance. This session explores the requirements that consumers have for digital content now and in the future. Future demand requires content availability from many sources: physical content distribution, electronics distribution through the web, traditional electronic content distribution. Find out about the future use of content by the ultimate end users. Participants include:
* C. Jason Mancebo, NetApp
* Richard Bullwinkle, Macrovision
* Sandra Benedetto, Pioneer
* Bob Salem, Marvell
* Kurt Grubaugh, Microsoft
Q&A Panel:
* Tony Jasionowski, Panasonic
* Tom Moran, Savvis

Tom Coughlin of Coughlin Associates will present data from the 2009 Digital Storage for Media and Entertainment Report, as well as the just released 2009 Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics Report. He will also give some results from the 2009 Storage Survey of Media and Entertainment Professionals (done in cooperation with SMPTE). Copies of a summary of the Media and Entertainment Professional Survey will be made available at no charge to conference attendees.

Valuable door prizes will be awarded to attendees at the conference including a Focus Enhancements FS -5 Portable DTE Recorder with a street price of $1,700.

Corporate Sponsors and Exhibitors include: Data Direct Networks, NetApp Inc., Sun Microsystems, Focus Enhancements, IBM and Bycast.

Media and Organization Sponsors include: Blu -ray Disc Association, Content Delivery and Storage Association, Davis Consulting Asia, the Diffusion Group, Digital Media Net, Fibre Channel Industry Association, Home Toys, InfoStor, MediaTech, MESA, NapkinLinks, Parks Associates, Post, SCSI Trade Association, SNIA, The Shindler Perspective and the Visual Effects Society.

Some sponsorships and exhibits are still available for the 2009 Creative Storage Conference. Information on the sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available at http://www.creativestorage.org/2009SponsorCall.htm.

For 2009 Creative Storage Conference registration, visit http://www.creativestorage.org/2009Register.htm. Use discount coupon code 1233709504 while registering before April 15 to get $50 off the regular registration price. To reserve your room at the Flamingo hotel on April 19 please call 1 -888 -373 -9855 and ask for their best rate. Paid attendees staying at the conference hotel on April 19 can get a $50 rebate on their conference registration.

For additional information on the conference call 408 -871 -8808 or email info@creativestorage.org.

About Coughlin Associates: Coughlin Associates puts on the Creative Storage Conference through the Entertainment Storage Alliance. Coughlin Associates provides digital storage and applications consulting, market and technology analysis and conference organization services. More information is available about Coughlin Associates at www.tomcoughlin.com.

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