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Storage Visions Conference

November 17, 2010 10:00 ET

Brian David Johnson Storage Visions Conference Keynote to Focus on Digital Storage and the Future of Television

Ground Breaking Panel on Cloud Storage for Consumers and Enterprises

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - November 17, 2010) - The Tenth Annual Storage Visions Conference will be held at the Riviera Hotel Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 4 - 5, 2011. The conference is pleased to announce that OCZ Technology and the Trusted Computing Group are Bronze Sponsors. Storage Visions provides a vision for digital storage and its use in consumer electronics and remote content access.

Brian David Johnson of Intel will give a talk titled Implications of the future of TV on storage. Following is an abstract for his keynote talk on January 5, 2011.

Brian David Johnson's recent "Screen Future" book is about the people, technology, and economics that are shaping the evolution of entertainment. Blending social and computer sciences, media history, and engaging conversations with industry experts, the author provides an informed and illuminating vision for what happens when TV and entertainment are transformed by the power and intelligence of computers. In this talk, Johnson will take us inside the technology and explore how our TVs, phones, cars, computers, and all the devices we love are being connected and reshaped into personalized entertainment platforms -- and the implications of this on storage.

Brian David Johnson is a Futurist and Director, Future Casting, Interactions and Experience Research at Intel. As a Futurist the future is Brian David Johnson's business. As a futurist at Intel Corporation, his charter is to develop an actionable vision for computing in 2020. His work is called "future casting" -- using ethnographic field studies, technology research, trend data, and even science fiction to provide Intel with a pragmatic vision of consumers and computing. Along with reinventing TV, Johnson has been pioneering development in artificial intelligence, robotics, and using science fiction as a design tool. He speaks and writes extensively about future technologies in articles and scientific papers as well as science fiction short stories and novels ("Fake Plastic Love," "Nebulous Mechanisms: The Dr. Simon Egerton Stories" and the forthcoming "This Is Planet Earth"). He has directed two feature films and is an illustrator and commissioned painter.

On January 5 there will also be a session focusing on the growing use of cloud storage for consumer and enterprise applications. Session C2, titled: Opportunities and Challenges for Consumer and Enterprise Cloud Storage is moderated by Mike Alvarado, Product and Business Development Company, and shows how distributing content as well as on-line back-up and disaster recovery are driving demand for remote storage. The session exposes the storage requirements, legal risks and trends for on-line content delivery and remote storage. You can learn about new business opportunities and how they'll impact the growth and use of storage in this growing market.


  • Ingo Fuchs, NetApp
  • Tracey Doyle, Hitachi Data Systems
  • Chad Thibodeau, Cleversafe
  • Chris Hamlin, Blackridge Technology
  • David Snead, W. David Snead P.C.


  • Ben Woo, IDC
  • Tom Mulally, Numagic Consulting

The distinguished Storage Visions Awards are now open to submissions until November 19, 2010. Awards will be presented at the conference reception the evening of January 4, 2011. Go to to submit products and services for these awards covering digital storage uses, products, services and companies.

A preconference class, Solid State Storage: The Fundamentals will be held the afternoon of January 3, 2011. The Fundamentals tutorial, taught by storage industry veteran and expert instructor, Chuck Sobey, is a great way to get up-to-date quickly and be able to take maximum advantage of the presentations and contacts at Storage Visions 2011.

Conference registration is now open, including the pre-conference SSD tutorial. To register for SV 2011 and the SSD Tutorial go to: Hotel reservation information (low reduced rates for 2011 for recently updated rooms and close to the Las Vegas Convention Center) can be found at

Additional sponsors include Micron as a Platinum sponsor. Toshiba America Information Systems is a Gold as well as Lanyard Sponsor. Silver sponsors include Active Storage, Imation, Intel and SanDisk (also the conference bag sponsor). Other bronze sponsors and exhibitors include Calypso Systems, DataDirect Networks, Drive Savers, EasyCo, Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Infortrend, IoSafe, NetApp, NVELO, Samsung, Silicon Image, SNIA SSSI, Synapse Design, Verbatim and Viking Modular Solutions. Marketwire is the newswire sponsor.

Organization and media sponsors include: 3D@Home, Burnworld, Computer Outlook, Coughlin Associates, Davis Consultants Asia, Digital Production Buzz, Diskcon, Entertainment Storage Alliance, Flash Memory Summit, FCIA, HomeToys, IDC, IDEMA, IDMA, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, SCV Chapter IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, IEEE Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley, Fierce Cable, Objective Analysis, iHollywood Forum, Interactive TV Alliance, MediaTech, MESA, M&E Tech, Objective Analysis, PriceG2, Parks Associates, PC World Magazine, PowerSource Online, Reverse Logistic Trade Association, RDC, Storage Newsletter, StorageSearch, STA, Magazine, RLTA and The Diffusion Group.

There are a limited number of sponsorships and exhibit spaces still available for the 2011 Storage Visions Conference. For information on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities at the 2011 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

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

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    Tom Coughlin
    Coughlin Associates
    (408) 978-8184
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    Andy Marken
    Marken Communications
    (408) 986-0100
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