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Storage Visions Conference

October 21, 2009 16:30 ET

2010 Storage Visions Conference Announces HP Keynote Speech

SNIA Long Term Retention TWG Member Talks About "Digital Forgetfulness"

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2009) - The Ninth Annual Storage Visions Conference (SV 2010) announces that Samuel Fineberg from HP will give a keynote speech at this year's event. He will represent the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Long Term Retention technical working group activities on long term content preservation. SV 2010 will be held at the Riviera Hotel Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 5 - 6, 2010.

The Storage Visions Conference is the premier venue bringing together digital storage oriented people from throughout the digital content creation, distribution and user value chain. The SNIA Long Term Retention TWG keynote talk is a perfect complement to the Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell (Microsoft Research) keynote talk on "Total Recall."

Here is the abstract of Digital Forgetfulness: If digital artifacts are to serve as the basis for cultural and personal memories, it is essential that their lifetimes exceed those of memories in the human mind, and of many physical objects found in museums. By definition, this involves timescales that exceed the maximum lifetime of any single storage device, or any single storage technology. The presentation will describe work underway in the SNIA Long Term Retention (LTR) group to address both parts of this grand challenge: being able to predict and monitor device lifetime so that the precious information can be migrated and retained before its becomes irretrievable, and being able to ensure that both all of the information and all of the related information (the metadata) can be preserved to ensure ongoing usability, integrity and authenticity.

Dr. Sam Fineberg is a Distinguished Technologist in HP Software's Information Management Chief Technologist office. In that role, he focuses on HP's next generation archiving and product integration strategy. Dr. Fineberg is an expert in the technology areas related to information management including search, classification, content management, deduplication, records management, and archiving.

"Retaining content for the long term is the flip side of recording everything," says SV 2010 organizer Tom Coughlin. "We are delighted to have the SNIA Long Term Retention TWG giving a keynote on this vital topic. Preservation of our experiences and knowledge is a vital part of being human."

Sponsors and exhibitors at the conference include Denali, Hitachi GST, Imation, Intel, Marvell, Micron, Mozy, Nethra, ONFI, PLX Technology, STMicroelectronics, Silicon Image, SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative , Toshiba, the Trusted Computing Group and Verbatim.

Organization and media sponsors include 3D@Home Alliance, Blu-ray Disc Organization, Burn World, Content Delivery and Storage Association, Computer Outlook, Davis Consultants Asia, Digital Media Net, Flash Memory Summit, Fibre Channel Industry Association, Home Toys, IDC, IDEMA, IDMA, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, MediaTech Association, Media and Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA), OCModshop, Parks Associates, Powersource Online, PC World, SCSI Trade Association, SNIA Solid state Storage Initiative, Saint Petersburg State University of Film and Television,, The Entertainment Storage Alliance and TV Worldwide. Marketwire is the official newswire sponsor of the 2010 Storage Visions Conference.

For information on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities at the 2010 conference, 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 Hotel reservation information (newly reduced rates for 2010 and close to the Las Vegas Convention Center) can be made at Conference registration is now open at

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

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