2010 Creative Storage Conference Looks at Media Content Archiving and Preservation

Tom Coughlin to give Keynote Talk

San Jose, CA -July 15, 2010 -The Fourth Annual Creative Storage Conference (CS10) will be held Tuesday August 3, 2010 at the Radisson Hotel West Los Angeles in Culver City, CA. This event brings together digital storage providers, equipment and software manufacturers, interested analysts and press as well as end users to explore the conference theme of: Storage in the Third Dimension.


Session D, moderated by Larry Joe Wojdacz, Innovative Disruptionist, is titled: Keeping the good stuff to last: Content Archiving and Asset Management. Find out how digital content libraries will survive ever changing digital formats and storage devices and how we can assure that our valuable content is available when and where we need it. Learn about surprising and valuable developments in content archiving and content management to make sure our content libraries are resilient, strong and useful. Session participants include:

 Tom Goldberg, Cache -A
 Tony Cahill, Media Distributors
 Jonathan Otis, Quantum
 Richard Hennessy, IBM
 Jess Hartman, ProMAX Systems

Q&A Panel:
• Sean McKee, IVC/Point 360

The full CS10 agenda and speakers are posted on the Creative Storage Conference web site (www.creativestorage.org). We have a full day of exciting presentations and discussions on digital storage and professional media and entertainment. Conference registration is open through July 27, 2010. You can register to attend at: http://www.creativestorage.org/2010Register.htm.

Dr. Thomas Coughlin, president of Coughlin Associates, will give the morning keynote talk titled, Content Lives where Storage Thrives: Media and Entertainment Create New Demand and Requirements for Digital Storage. Using material developed while researching the recently released 2010 Digital Storage for Media and Entertainment Report (Coughlin Associates, 2010) he will show how professional media and entertainment applications are creating new tiers of storage to support the unique requirements for video storage and management and how these developments will enable richer creative experiences, more options for distributing and using content, longer lasting archives and more immersive entertainment.

SanDisk and Active Storage have joined as Bronze for the 2010 Creative Storage Conference as well as sponsor of session C. In addition NetApp is a Platinum Sponsor as well as the Conference Bag Sponsor. Isilon is a Silver Sponsor as well as Session C sponsor. Western Digital and DataDirect Networks are also Bronze sponsors. ProMAX and AIC are exhibitors. Digital Production Buzz, Media and Entertainment Services Alliance, Media and Entertainment Tech, Home Toys, Media Tech, ProductionHub, Coughlin Associates and the Entertainment Storage Alliance are media and organization sponsors.

There are still a limited number of high profile sponsorships and exhibits available for the 2010 Creative Storage Conference. These offer a significant exposure to LA entertainment professionals. Information on the sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available at http://www.creativestorage.org/2010SponsorExhibitorInfo.htm.

For additional information on the conference call 408 -978 -8184 or email info@creativestorage.org. The Creative Storage Conference is put on by the Entertainment Storage Alliance (www.entertainmentstorage.org) and Coughlin Associates (www.tomcoughlin.com).

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