Rovi's Kanaan Jemili to be a Keynote Speaker at the 2014 Storage Visions® Conference

Visionary Award Submissions Deadline is November 14, 2013

San Jose, Calif., November 5, 2013 - The Thirteenth Annual Storage Visions® Conference, to be held at the Riviera Hotel Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 5 & 6, 2014, announces that Kanaan Jemili, Senior Vice President of Product Managment at Rovi, will be a keynote speaker at this year's event. The conference theme is "Fast is Beautiful, but Size Matters". The Visionary Award submission deadline is November 14, 2013. Conference and discounted hotel registration is now open.

Jemili will present on the topic, "HEVC/H.265: The Next Quantum Leap in Video Compression and Its Impact on Digital Storage." In his presentation, Dr. Kanaan Jemili will provide an overview of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.265) technology, the new standard offering almost double the compression efficiency of H.264. He will discuss how HEVC will reduce storage and bandwidth costs as well as support higher resolutions such as 4K. Dr. Jemili will provide examples of the ways in which HEVC will impact digital storage and the broader entertainment ecosystem including video delivery and reception infrastructures. This keynote will also provide an overview of the ways companies can implement HEVC for content distribution and how the new compression standard will change storage across the consumer electronics value chain from semiconductors to devices. Dr. Jemili will detail how HEVC will drive 4K content both professionally and for the home market, and the critical data elements in bandwidth-constrained environments that contribute to advancing to the next level in video realism.

Kanaan Jemili, Ph.D. is Senior Vice President of Product Management at Rovi. Since joining Rovi in 2011, Dr. Jemili has been instrumental in managing and scaling the development, innovation, and productivity of Rovi's CE product division. Under his leadership, Rovi has released market-leading solutions in the areas of video delivery, guidance and discovery, as well as multi-screen. Dr. Jemili is based in Rovi's San Diego, CA, office. With over 20 years of product and business development expertise, Dr. Jemili has focused his career on the areas of audio, video, media and consumer electronics technologies. Prior to Rovi, Dr. Jemili served in a number of senior positions at Sonic Solutions, DivX and Verance. Dr. Jemili holds a Ph.D. degree of Electrical Engineering from the University of Dayton.

Conference organizer Tom Coughlin observed, "Getting UHDTV to the home is a challenge, since the raw content is at least 4X larger than today's HD content. HEVC compression will be a crucial element in enabling the next level of video experiences in the home." He continued, "We are looking forward to having Rovi, a pioneer in HEVC content distribution, help us understand how HEVC will make UHDTV a reality and what the ultimate implications will be on bandwidth and storage capacity to support more immersive video content."

Award submissions are now being accepted (until November 14, 2013) for the prestigious Visionary Awards for digital storage related products, services, companies and End Users (new this year) to be presented at the 2014 Storage Visions Conference at:

Conference registration is open at:
The Travel Page on the web site is: gives information on reserving one of our discounted hotel rooms in our conference room block.

There are a limited number of sponsorships and exhibit spaces available for the 2014 Storage Visions® Conference. For information on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities fill out the appropriate forms available on the conference website, Interested parties can also call Storage Visions at 408-978-8184 or email us at

Corporate Sponsors and Exhibitors include: Aspera, Dell, Drive Savers, Oracle, Parks Associates, Pure Storage, Samsung, SanDisk Corporation, SATA-IO, SNIA, SNIA SSSI, Synapse Design and Spectra Logic. Organization and media sponsors include: Alien Babel, AVSystems Magazine, Burn World, Computer Outlook, Coughlin Associates, Createsphere, Davis Consulting Asia, DCIA, Digital Production Buzz, Drive Pop, FCIA, Flash Memory Summit, HDDFA, HomeToys, IDC, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, IEEE Consultants Network of Silicon Valley, Media and Entertainment Tech, MediaTech, MESA, MESS, Objective Analysis,, PostPerspective, PowerSrouce Online, PriceG2, RDC, SMPTE, Storage Review,, Storage Productions Association, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, STA, TechReleased, TechTarget, The Shindler Perspective, the Trusted Computing Group, The Shindler Perpective, TweakTown and UCSD.

The Storage Visions® Conference is the premier event bringing together digital storage oriented people from throughout the digital content creation, distribution and use value chain. Join CEOs, industry leaders, manufacturers, and end users at Storage Visions 2014 in a relaxed and informative environment where attendees can network with world changers and industry titans. Attendees will discover the trends and meet the trendsetters that will drive a new wave of business tied to higher content stereoscopic resolution, more distribution channels, and new digital storage technologies.

The Storage Visions® Conference is put on by the Entertainment Storage Alliance (www.EntertainmentStorage.Org).

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