SOURCE: Network Storage Conference

March 15, 2006 18:00 ET

Venture Capitalists and a Wall Street Analyst Give Guidance for New Storage Companies at the 2006 Network Storage Conference

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 15, 2006 -- The Network Storage Conference (NSC06) May 2 & 3, 2006 at the Tuscany Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV, is pleased to announce a special Financial Analyst and Venture Capitalist Session the afternoon of Tuesday May 2. This session is moderated by Harry Blount from Lehman Brothers. Mr. Blount leads a well-known Wall Street financial analyst covering digital storage systems and components companies.

In addition to Harry Blount three senior managers or partners of Venture Capitalist firms investing in digital storage companies will be in the panel. The other panel participants are:

--  John Gardner, Partner, Blue Run Ventures
--  Andrew Williamson, Partner, Alexander Dunham Capital
--  John Mascarenas, Senior Investment Manager, Intel Capital
"Investment in digital storage companies is showing signs of growth in 2006," said Tom Coughlin, co-organizer of the 2006 Network Storage Conference, "The experts in the Venture Capitalist Session will help conference attendees understand what venture capitalists are looking for in their investments as well as perspectives on what drives storage industry company valuations."

About the Network Storage Conference

The Network Storage Conference has established itself as a premier storage conference for the last 12 years. NSC pioneered all conferences dedicated to storage networking, and was instrumental in pulling the industry into an unprecedented coalition that led to the creation of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).

Registration is now open for the 2006 Network Storage Conference. In addition there are still some sponsorship and exhibit opportunities. To register or sign up for sponsorships or exhibiting go to the NSC conference Web site: or you can contact Tom Coughlin at 408-871-8808 or Peripheral Concepts, Inc. at 805-563-9491 regarding additional information about the conference.

For information about the conference organizers see Peripheral Concepts, Inc. at and Coughlin Associates at

Contact Information

    Tom Coughlin
    Coughlin Associates
    (408) 202-5098
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    Judy Smith
    JPR Communications
    (818) 386-0403
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