SOURCE: Storage Visions

December 13, 2005 13:00 ET

2006 Storage Visions™ Conference Features Seagate Keynote Speaker

Consumer Electronics Driven by Digital Storage

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 13, 2005 -- The Storage Visions Conference, the only conference focusing on digital storage and entertainment content, will feature a Keynote Speech by Rob Pait from Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX). The keynote will take place on the morning of January 7, 2006 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, and will focus on new applications and opportunities in consumer electronics because of innovative hard drive solutions. Pait will explore opportunities and challenges for the storage industry in today's exciting, turbulent consumer market.

"As the concept of on-demand entertainment evolves into reality before our eyes, consumer ecosystems are growing in unexpected ways," said Rob Pait, Director, Seagate Global Consumer Electronics Marketing. "Healthy players in the storage industry will embrace new ways of enabling content providers, distributors, and consumers in this exciting new world. Creating exciting, intuitive, and compelling consumer experiences is the next step for companies who intend to capitalize on the new needs for storage in a connected society."

Dan Good, Vice President of Seagate's Emerging Business Initiatives unit, will also serve as a panel member in a January 7 morning session focusing on Mobile Consumer Electronics Storage Devices.

Storage Visions Corporate Sponsors are Seagate and Maxtor (Platinum); Denali Software, Marvell, M-Systems, Samsung (Gold); Agere Systems, Atmel, GS Magic, Netcell, STMicroelectronics and Toshiba (Silver); as well as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, InPhase Technologies, Neopath Networks, SanDisk and Silicon Image (Bronze). Imation is our conference bag sponsor. Fujitsu is exhibiting at the 2006 Storage Visions Conference. Media and organization sponsors include Blu-ray Disc Association; The Santa Clara Valley IEEE Consumer Electronics Society; The Diffusion Group; InfoStor; Parks Associates, Westworld Publishing, publisher of Computer Technology Review; Reverse Logistics Trade Shows;; Mass Storage News; Jobstor; SCSI Trade Association; Storage Week; Fibre Channel Industry Association;; and the Interactive Television Alliance.

People wishing to receive information on the 2006 conference as well as companies wanting to sponsor, exhibit, or to nominate a product for the various prize categories should fill out the appropriate forms available on the conference web site: Interested parties can also call Storage Visions at 408-871-8808.

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