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Coughlin Associates                          

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AGENCY:              Marken Communications

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2016 Storage Visions Conference Call for Presentations Opens


15th Anniversary Conference Theme:  Storage for the Next 5,000 Years


San Jose, CA—July 30, 2015—The Fifthteenth Annual Storage Visions Conference will be held at the Luxor Hotel Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 4 & 5, 2016; the Entertainment Storage Alliance announced today.  The conference theme is:  Storage for the Next 5,000 Years (inspired by the Egyptian motifs at the Luxor Hotel).  Initial sponsors and exhibitors are Coughlin Associates, Quantum, SNIA SSSI, HDDFA, and RDC.  Speaking submissions are now being accepted through September 14, 2015 at, and the conference preliminary agenda can be seen at:     


We have an exciting program planned with special SNIA tutorials and including young engineering professionals and college students,  There will be an emphasis on many digital storage applications.


The Storage Visions Conference is the premier event bringing together digital storage oriented people from diverse industries including consumer electronics, general business, health care, high performance computing and media and entertainment. Join CEO's, industry leaders, manufacturers, and end users at Storage Visions 2016 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 resolution content, big data, security requirements, consumer electronics, digital distribution, new storage architectures and applications as well as new digital storage technologies.


Organization and media sponsors include: Advantage Video, AVSystems, Broadcast Beat, Burn World, Coughlin Associates, Davis Consulting Asia, DCIA, Digital Production Buzz, Flash Memory Summit, HDDFA, HomeToys, SCV IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, IT Central Station, Media and Entertainment Tech, NexGen Cloud, Objective Analysis, Parks Associates,, ProductionHUB, RDC, SATA-IO, SNIA, TechTarget and The Channel Company.


According to conference organizer, Tom Coughlin of Coughlin Associates  “Digital technology has enabled us to create new ways to store and understand information.  It has also created lower cost methods of finding out new information, organizing and organizing that information and doing useful things with information.  The storage and access of information is a key element in big data analytics, the Internet of Things and the creation of modern immersive entertainment.  The theme for the 2016 Storage Visions Conference (our 15th anniversary) recognizes the importance of information storage in the creation of modern civilization and looks at how this important technology will develop in the future to create the next evolution in the history of humans.  Let us seek to create Storage for the Next 5,000 Years!”


The 2014 Storage Visions Conference continued the trend of press and analyst registration at 23% of the total attendees.  Many major product and initiative announcements were made, continuing a long tradition of new storage and storage application announcements at the annual Storage Visions Conference.
Keynote Talks at SV 2015 included Jeff Qin of Facebook, Michael Lee from the Industrial Internet Consortium, Zack Deiri of Samsung and Shawn DuBravac of the CEA.  Press coverage of SV 2015 was extensive and includes many on-line video interviews.  Great sessions covered all elements of digital storage technology and their application in professional as well as consumer applications.  Here are some quotes we received from conference participants:


The Best Storage Conference of all Time!” - Dr Adal M.Hussain


“A fantastic way to start the new year, inspiring creative ideas to act upon in 2015!” Rakesh Cheerla Sr. Director SMART Modular, Inc.”


“I get more information from the real movers and shakers at Storage Visions than I get at the whole CES.  Its like a private seminar because of the people and size.”  - Charles Azar, Instant Replay


“The most valuable 2 days of the CES week.” –SV 2014 attendee.


"Storage Visions provides a focused opportunity to get deep into the issues of storage technologies. I've attended two years in a row and find the information gained is applicable throughout the remainder of the year" - Karl Paulsen, CTO, Diversified Systems.


"The caliber of attendees at Storage Visions is unlike any other conference I have been to. Our company will continue to invest in this conference because we know we will have valuable conversations with the industry's leading storage companies each and every year." – SV 2014 attendee.


"A wealth of storage information in two days", - Steve Moskowitz, VSTN-Vegas Trade Show Newswire.


 “It was an informative conference with distinguished speakers providing their knowledgeable views on the storage market.  It was my first time attending Storage Visions, and I will definitely be back next year.”  - George Mykytyn, Bloomberg Industries.


“Storage Visions is the focal point for all storage technologies.  Leading manufacturers and users of all storage types—magnetic and optical disc, tape, flash and other special storage technologies—come together every year to share new products and new approaches to using that technology.  It’s always an eye-opening experience.”  Jim Handy, Objective Analysis


There are a limited number of sponsorships and exhibit spaces available for the 2016 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 25, 2015 using the links at:   


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

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