Storage Visions 2008 Conference announces first-day program

The Storage Visions 2008 Conference will focus on digital storage and the entertainment content value chain. The annual event will be held Jan. 5-6, at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, just before the 2008 CES.

Clyde Smith, senior VP of Turner Broadcast will give a keynote, “The Business Cases and Storage Implications of the Material Exchange Format,” on Jan. 5. This presentation will showcase the business applications driving deployment of MXF for the efficient management of media content during digital production and also addresses the implications for storage systems and components. The second day will feature keynote talks by employees of Samsung Semiconductor and Hewlett-Packard.

Some other conference highlights on the first day of the conference include sessions that focus on:

  • Storage and content creation, editing and distribution
  • What's next in storage and who’s buying it
  • What sells in entertainment and consumer storage
  • Sales trends in consumer storage markets

Presenters, moderators and panelist will come from companies including Cisco/Scientific Atlanta, EMC, Hewlett Packard, Imation, IDC, InPhase, Intel, Lehman Brothers, LSI, Macrovision, Marvell, Mempile, NPD Group, Omneon, Pioneer, Samsung, Sandisk, Seagate Technology, Silicon Image, STMicroelectronics, Toshiba and Turner Broadcast.

The conference will be webcast for the second year by TVWorldwide. The production and distribution studio for the webcasts will be on the exhibit floor in a digital storage and content creation and distribution area.

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