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Day 1 (Monday January 4, 2016)

7:30 to 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast

8:00 to 8:15 AM
Introduction: Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates

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8:15 to 9:15 AM
A1: Drive Trust: Protecting Our Stuff

Sponsored by Drive Trust Alliance

This session covers the challenges facing security and protection of stored content, including content on mobile devices as well as at home and in the cloud. It explores the reasons why OPAL based client encrypted storage will be a key factor in data security. Standardized security products are making data security easier than ever while enabling desired content sharing.

Moderator: Michael Willett, Bright Plaza View this Presentation


9:15 to 9:30 AM Morning Break

9:30 to 10:00 AM Keynote 1 Rob Peglar, Vice President of Advanced Storage, Micron Technology View this Presentation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
B1: Software in the Fast Lane: The Impact of SNIA’s NVM Programming Model
Session Sponsored by Intel

The programming model was conceived in SNIA in the expectation new persistent memory (PM) technologies would emerge. Recent announcements have proven such technologies have become viable, and the time for the Model, which is suitable to any specific technology, has come.

This panel of developers of the Model will cover:

  • The current state of the Model, work in process and future development
  • Where and how the Model is and can be deployed
  • The impact of PM technologies and the Model on the computing industry

Moderator and Organizer: Jim Pappas, Intel View this Presentation


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
C1: Analyst Perspectives: How will we Use Ubiquitous Storage?

What trends are driving VCs and investors in new storage start-ups and acquisitions? What are emerging storage applications that will drive new market growth? What do leading analysts think will be the balance between storage in the cloud, in local storage systems, consumer electronics and computers? What are the trends and technologies that will drive the growth of the professional entertainment and consumer storage markets?

Moderator: Dennis Waid, Peripheral Research


12:00 to 1:30 PM Women in Technology Lunch and Exhibits Sponsored by Intel and Women in Technology International with Special Luncheon Guest Leslie Chilcott, Director, "CodeGirl" who will screen her film "CodeGirl" after the Luncheon at 2:30 PM in Nile B (Function Room 1)

1:30 to 2:00 PM Keynote 2 Bev Crair, Vice President and General Manager, Storage Group, Intel View this Presentation

2:00 to 3:30 PM
D1: Next Millennium Storage: New Developments Propel Storage System Options
Sponsored by Neuralytix

Find out about exciting new storage devices, device interfaces and systems architectures for computers, mobile devices, and enterprise storage systems including thin client computers with cloud access, SSD-based computer and hybrid and dual storage computers and storage systems offering the advantages of flash memory and hard disk drives in various combinations.

Moderator: Jean Bozman, Neuralytix




3:30 to 3:45 PM Afternoon Break and Networking

3:45 to 5:00 PM
E1: Epic Proportions: Storage for High Resolution Content Capture and Production

This session addresses digital storage and the requirements for capturing, rendering, editing and archiving content. File-based and object-based workflows, 4K and even 8K content, as well as multi-camera video are transforming the media industry. Larger content libraries support an increasing diversity of content delivery methods while raw video content of several petabytes is not uncommon for a single project.

Moderator: Chris Pfaff, Chris Pfaff Tech/Media LLC



5:00 to 6:00 PM
F1: Storage End Users on The Long Term
Sponsored by Digital Production Buzz

The world has suddenly gone visual – outstanding photography, feature films, documentaries, TV shows – are increasingly being used to entertain, educate and sell ideas and products Whether they use still or video cameras, creators are intent on capturing every bit of color, sound and information they possibly can to tell their stories and capture viewers’ attention. Capture today is increasingly being stored on flash memory – SD and SSD – and moved as quickly as possible to higher capacity, robust storage. Large film files (still and motion) demands the highest quality, fastest media possible in the field and in the production facility. More economical, higher performance cameras and hardware as well as feature rich software puts theater-quality production and brilliant image production in the hands of people without unlimited budgets. What do the creative people need today and tomorrow? How are the using, trusting storage? What do they need tomorrow?

Moderator: Larry Jordan, Digital Production Buzz


6:00 to 8:00 PM Reception Sponsored by Storage Visions Conference,
                                               Music by Alan Land

Alan Land

Alan’s music is a mix of original songs and vocal classics from jazz, pop, Broadway, folk, and international genres… delivered in a rich baritone voice, and accompanied on guitar


Day 2 (Tuesday January 5, 2016)

7:30 to 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast

8:00 to 8:45 AM
A2: Storage Visions 2016 Rising Stars, Young Engineers Panel
You do not want to miss this engaging and fast-paced panel where we will be tapping into the minds of today’s youngest and brightest engineers. Among the topics The discussion will include the technological lines between privacy and personalization, the hype and heresy around wearables, as well as the passion and purpose driving each of these young bright minds. Bring your questions, queries, and quandaries (and maybe a job application or two!) and get them addressed by these young rising stars within the IEEE community. This is sure to be a real crowd-pleaser of a session, so don’t be late!

Moderator: Jim Handy, Objective Analysis


8:45 to 9:15 AM Keynote 3 Dave Elliott, Global Product Lead, Google Cloud Platform

and Jeff Kember, Cloud Solutions Architect, Media, Google View this Presentation

9:15 to 9:30 AM Morning Break Sponsored by FujiFilm

9:30 to 11:00 AM
B2: Saving Data Forever: Long Term Content Preservation and Archiving
Sponsored by HGST
High resolution content won’t last forever unless content owners create a rational archive that includes good metadata and digital asset management. Today’s archives serve as active libraries for a multitude of content distribution networks as well as long-term content repositories. As the complexity and resolution of digital content increases, archiving technology will play a bigger role in making sure today’s content survives. This session will help you with your long-term data protection plan.

Moderator: Tom Burniece, Tom Burniece Consulting



11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
C2: Pumping Big Data: Putting Data Where it Needs to Be
As file sizes continue to grow and the number of users and files increase dramatically, moving content to be available wherever and whenever through the Internet becomes more difficult.

Cloud storage is the key, but there remain challenges & rewards for getting content to where it is needed quickly and securely and in the required format, especially given the array of consumer electronic devices and screen sizes amidst several operating systems.

There are many opinions as to how the future of content transport will evolve. This includes what will occur with extensive installation of fiber by telcos, cablecos and Google.

There is also considerable discussion of how sales of spectrum will impact the growth as society becomes increasingly mobile.

Major organizations such as Facebook and Google are also experimenting with balloons, drones and other methods to deploy into developing countries in order to extend the reach of the internet in those locales.

This panel will take a close look at the future, envisioning content transport into the future.

Moderator and Organizer: Marty Shindler, Shindler Perspective


12:00 AM to 1:00 PM Lunch and Exhibits Sponsored by
                                     The Entertainment Storage Alliance

1:00 to 2:30 PM
D2: Business and Consumer Cloud Storage: What will we do up there?
Sponsored by BackBlaze
Distributing content as well as on-line back-up and disaster recovery are driving demand for remote storage. Cloud storage now includes personal clouds as well as storage as a service and may use private clouds, public clouds or a hybrid of the two. This session exposes the storage requirements and trends for on-line content delivery and remote storage as well as storage technologies to support cloud applications. Learn about new business opportunities and how they’ll impact the growth and use of storage in this growing market.

Moderator: Chris Preimesberger



2:30 to 3:00 PM Keynote 4 Barbara Murphy, Vice President of Marketing, Elastic Storage Platforms Group, HGST View this Presentation

3:00 to 3:30 PM Afternoon Break Sponsored by Aspera

3:30 to 4:30 PM
E2: Storage and the Wearable Sensors of Today/Tomorrow
Sponsored by Marken Communications

Today everyone has, is being prescribed or is planning to use multiple wearable devices that monitor, capture data on how your body is acting, reacting. Depending on the type of wearable device, the wearer’s activities and the professional’s requirements the devices can capture, store and transmit from 10GB to 100GB of information a day. The devices have to be low-power, secure, stylish and make the captured information immediately available to the wearer or authorized personnel. How can the devices store more of the vital information on the device? What safe, secure external storage solutions are being considered, evaluated, needed. What added storage and storage management requirements will be needed as wearable sensors become more intelligent, more widely adopted and used on a daily basis. Find out what capture/communications devices designers are working on and the personal/business requirements

Moderator: Clint Wheelock, Tractica


4:30 to 6:00 PM
F2: Keeping it Now: Emerging Storage Technologies
What storage technologies will provide tomorrows’ content storage needs and what new applications will that make possible? Find out about the latest in storage technologies such as hard disk drives, solid state drives, flash memory, and emerging storage technologies and how they are changing storage architectures. Learn about new software, networking and system architectures to deliver effective, green and speedy storage devices and networks.

Moderator: Jim Harrison, Electronic Products Magazine


6:00 PM Conference Ends


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