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The Internet of Things Will Drive Digital Storage Demand --Keynote at the 2015 Storage Visions Conference--


SV 2015 Awards Submissions are now Open


San Jose, CA—October 29, 2014—The Fourteenth Annual Storage Visions Conference (SV 2015) features a keynote talk on the Internet of Things from the Industrial Internet Consortium. The Industrial Internet Consortium will be joining SV 2015 as an organization sponsor.  The full conference agenda with speakers identified can be seen at:    SV 2015 is a partner program to the 2015 CES.


Following is information on Dr. Richard Soley’s keynote talk during the 2015 Storage Visions Conference:  The Industrial Internet: Opportunities, Disruptions & Standards.  The Industrial Internet represents a $32 trillion opportunity that will impact 46% of the world’s GDP.  By applying “Internet thinking” to industrial settings, the Industrial Internet is enabling companies to predict, control and create systems that produce significantly better outcomes. Yet with an estimated 99 percent of things in the digital world remaining unconnected, the world is at the proverbial tip of the data iceberg. 


The continuous streaming of massive bits of data from connected devices and machines requires new thinking in the way this data is collected, stored, shared and analyzed.  This session will focus on the scientific and engineering opportunities and challenges of the Industrial Internet on industrial infrastructure and digital storage requirements.   Dr. Soley will introduce the work of the nonprofit Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) to identify, prioritize and recommend the standards and data storage & security requirements necessary for the rapid adoption of technologies that enable the Industrial Internet.


Dr. Richard Mark Soley is Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and is responsible for the vision and direction of the organization. In addition to this role, Dr. Soley is Chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group (OMG®) – an international, nonprofit computer industry standards consortium -- and Executive Director of the Cloud Standards Customer Council – an end-user advocacy group.  Previously, Dr. Soley was a cofounder and former Chairman/CEO of A. I. Architects, Inc., maker of the 386 HummingBoard and other PC and workstation hardware and software. Prior to that, he consulted for various technology companies and venture firms on matters pertaining to software investment opportunities. Dr. Soley has also consulted for IBM, Motorola, PictureTel, Texas Instruments, Gold Hill Computer and others. He began his professional life at Honeywell Computer Systems working on the Multics operating system.


The Storage Visions Conference is January 4 & 5, 2015 at the Riviera Hotel Convention Center in Las Vegas. The conference theme is:  Storage with Intense Network Growth (SWING) and recognizes the impact of the connection of everything on digital storage growth and development.  Award submissions as well as hotel and conference registration are now open.


Visionary product, company and end user award submissions can be made at:


There are a limited number of sponsorships and exhibit spaces available for the 2015 Storage Visions Conference.  For information on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities fill out the appropriate forms available on the conference web site: Interested parties can also call Storage Visions at 408-978-8184 or email us at   Conference registration is open until December 26, 2014 using the links at:  Hotel registration in our discounted room block is available using the links at: 


Sponsors and exhibitors include Coughlin Associates, Corning, Diablo Technologies, Entertainment Storage Alliance, DriveSavers, HDDFA, Kroll Ontrack, LiteOn, SanDisk, Samsung, SNIA, SMPTE, SNIA SSSI, Trusted Computing Group and SATA-IO.


Organization and media sponsors include: Advantage Video, Alien Babel, AVSystems, Broadcast Beat, Burn World, Computer Outlook, Coughlin Associates, Createsphere, Davis Consulting Asia, DCIA, Digital Production Buzz, Drive Pop, FCIA, Flash Memory Summit, HDDFA, HomeToys, IDC, IEEE Consultants Network of Silicon Valley, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, Media and Entertainment Tech, MESA, MESS, Object Storage Alliance, Objective Analysis, Parks Associates,,, PriceG2, ProductionHUB, RDC, SATA-IO, SMPTE, SNIA, STA, StorageSearch, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, The Shindler Perspective, The SSD Review, TechReleased, TechTarget, Tom’s Hardware, Tom’s IT Pro, TweakTown, UCSD and VegasTechShows.


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

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