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Some of Our 2014 Presenters

Some of Our 2013 Presenters

Kanaan Jemili
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kanaan Jemili, SVP, Product Management, Rovi

Keynote Speaker: John Scaramuzzo
Keynote Speaker: John Scaramuzzo, SVP and GM of Enterprise Storage Solutions, SanDisk

Adrian Proctor
Adrian Proctor, Viking

Alex Grossman
Alex Grossman, Quantum

Anand Srinivasan
Anand Srinivasan, Qualcomm

Andy Beale
Andy Beale, BT Sport

Andy Higginbotham
Andy Higginbotham, Price G2

Andy Marken
Andy Marken, Storage Evangelist

Bob Beauchamp
Bob Beauchamp, EMC

Robert Raymond
Bob Raymond, Oracle

Brian Taptich
Brian Taptich, Bitcasa

Chris Bross
Chris Bross, DriveSavers

Clyde Smith
Clyde Smith, Fox Networks

Dan Greenberg
Dan Greenberg, Fujifilm Recording Media USA

Dave Anderson
Dave Anderson, Seagate Technology

Dave Reinsel
Dave Reinsel, IDC

David Cerf
David Cerf, Crossroads Systems

David Flynn
David Flynn, Primary Data

David Foley
David Foley, NanoTech Entertainment

David Foley
David Foley, NanoTech Entertainment

Dennis Waid
Dennis Waid, Peripheral Research

Don Jeanette
Don Jeanette, Toshiba

Doug Voigt
Doug Voigt, HP

Ed Childers
Ed Childers, IBM

Elaine Kwok
Elaine Kwok, Promise Technology

Geoff Barrall
Geoff Barrall, Transporter

George Crump
George Crump, Storage Switzerland

Gregory Andrzejewski
Gregory Andrzejewski, Gillware

Hossein ZiaShakeri
Hossein ZiaShakeri, SpectraLogic

Jim Hughes
James Hughes, Seagate Technology

Jeff Janukowicz
Jeff Janukowicz, IDC

Jeffrey Greenwald, HDS
Jeffrey Greenwald, HDS

Jeffrey Stansfield
Jeffrey Stansfield, Advantage Video Systems

Jim Handy
Jim Handy, Objective Analysis

Jim Pappas
Jim Pappas, Intel

John Geldman
John Geldman, Micron

John Rotchford
John Rotchford, SASI

John Rydning
John Rydning, IDC

Kevin Hall
Kevin Hall, IBM

Kevin Wagner
Kevin Wagner, Diablo Technologies




Agenda - Detailed

Saturday January 4, 2014

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Special SNIA Tutorial

1:30-2:15 pm The Changing Role of Data Protection in a Virtual World – Thomas Rivera, HDS View this Presentation
2:15-3:00 pm Practical Secured Storage: A Vendor Agnostic Overview – Walt Hubis, Hubis Technical Assoc. View this Presentation

3:00-3:15 PM Break

3:15-4:00 pm What you should know about Solid State Storage - Marty Czekalski, Seagate Technology View this Presentation
4:00-4:45 pm Big Data and the Urgency of College-Level Data Storage & Virtualization Curriculum - Ramin Elahi, Adjunct Faculty / Training Solution Architect, UC Santa Cruz Ext. View this Presentation

View all of the abstracts for these presentations

This tutorial will be open to all Storage Vision Conference attendees.


Day 1 (Sunday January 5, 2014):

7:30 to 8:00 AM          Continental Breakfast, Sponsored by Pure Storage

8:00 to 8:15 AM          Introduction: Tom Coughlin, Coughlin AssociatesView this Presentation

8:15 to 9:45 AM          A1: Capturing the Act of Creation: Looking for Storage for High Resolution Content Capture and Production

Session Sponsor: SMPTE

This session addresses digital storage and the requirements for capturing, rendering, editing and archiving content. File-based and even object-based workflows, 4K and even 8K content, as well as stereoscopic video are transforming the media industry. Larger content libraries support an increasing diversity of content delivery methods while raw video content of several petabytes is not uncommon for a single project.

Moderator: Larry Jordan, Digital Production Buzz

John Stevens, MTI Film View this Presentation
Jeffrey Greenwald and Shane Archiquette, HDS View this Presentation
Michael King, DDN View this Presentation
Elaine Kwok, Promise Technology View this Presentation
Lieven Vermaele, SDNsquare View this Presentation

Martin Libich, Isilon/EMC
Marty Czekalski, Seagate Technology

9:45 to 10:00 AM        Morning Break, Sponsored by SNIA SSSI

10:00 to 10:30 AM      Keynote 1: Dr. Kanaan Jemili, SVP Product Management, Rovi Corporation
                                                             View this Presentation

10:30 to 11:30 AM      B1: Keeping It Safe: Protecting, Storing and Recovering Personal and Commercial Content

Session Sponsor: Wave Systems

This session covers the challenges facing security and protection of stored content, including content on mobile devices as well as at home and in the cloud. Finding secure content requires indexing and the creation of metadata and this session will look at metadata creation and use. Standardized security products are making data security easier than ever while enabling desired content sharing. In addition to content security other content protection topics will be covered such as content recovery.

Moderator: Jim Handy, Objective Analysis

Chris Bross, DriveSavers Data Recovery View this Presentation
Michael Willett, Samsung View this Presentation
Sean Barry, Kroll OnTrack View this Presentation
John Geldman, Micron View this Presentation

Richard Fetik, Data Confidential
Gregory Andrzejewski, Gillware

11:30 to 12:00 AM      C1: Please Don’t Go Away: Bringing Non-Volatile Memory to Tomorrow’s Storage Architectures

Session Sponsor: SNIA

The advent of non-volatile or persistent memory (PM) will cause a huge change in computing. Full adoption of this technology will take years, but there are important recent developments that make it appropriate for those who will begin to benefit most powerfully from NVM capabilities to take action. This session, will include leading members of the SNIA NVM Programming Technical Working Group, as well as vendors of persistent memory products and features discussion on the benefits of persistent memory in storage and system memory application, information on version 1.0 of a programming spec by the NVM Programming TWG and discussion regarding non-volatile DIMMs, NVDIMMs. NVDIMMs can be thought of as the entry point to persistent memory. The panel is intended to motivate OSVs and ISVs that will benefit from and will need to contribute to PM capabilities to take action NOW.

Moderator: Jim Pappas, Intel View this Presentation

Nisha Talagala, Fusion-io
Spencer Shepler, Microsoft
Bob Beauchamp, EMC
Doug Voigt, HP

12:00 to 1:30 PM         Lunch and Exhibits, Sponsored by Coughlin Associates

1:30 PM to 2:00PM     Keynote 2: John Scaramuzzo, Senior VP and General Manager, SanDisk
                                                             View this Presentation

2:00 to 2:45 PM           D1: Analyst Perspectives: Perspectives on Technology and Application Changes

Session Sponsor: SanDisk

Learn what storage technologies VCs are investing in as tomorrow’s opportunities. What do leading analysts think will be the balance between storage in the cloud, in consumer electronics and computers? What are the trends and technologies that will drive the growth of the professional entertainment and consumer storage markets?

Moderator: Matt Bryson, ABR Investment Strategy, LLC View this Presentation

John Rydning, IDC View this Presentation
Jim Handy, Objective Analysis View this Presentation
John Rotchford, SASI
Mark Newman, Sanford C. Bernstein View this Presentation

2:45 to 3:00 PM           Afternoon Break and Networking, Sponsored by Samsung

3:00 to 4:30 PM           E1: Evolve or Die! : Storage Developments Drive New Storage System Options

Session Sponsor: Primary Data

Find out about exciting new storage devices, device interfaces and systems architectures for computers, mobile devices, and enterprise storage systems including thin client computers with cloud access, SSD-based computer and hybrid and dual storage computers and storage systems offering the advantages of flash memory and hard disk drives in various combinations.

Moderator: Jeff Janukowicz, IDC

Paul Wassenberg, SNIA SSSI View this Presentation
Don Jeanette, Toshiba View this Presentation
Ryan Smith, Samsung View this Presentation
Anand Srinivasan, Qualcomm View this Presentation
Adrian Proctor, Viking View this Presentation

David Flynn, Primary Data
Vaughn Stewart, Pure Storage

4:30 to 5:15 PM           F1: Young Users Speak Out: What will Drive Future Consumer Devices

Session Sponsor: IDC

After a multiple year absence we are bringing back our young user panel. This panel explores high school and college student’s use of consumer devices and their use and attitudes about digital storage. Surveys of young consumers will also be included in this session.

Moderator: Dave Reinsel, IDC View this Presentation

Mandy Wirt
Ian Shroeder
Will Coughlin
Davis Reinsel
Chris Anderson

5:15 to 6:00 PM           G1: What we want: A Conversation about Storage for Media and Entertainment Professionals

Session Sponsor: MESS

What we want: A Conversation about Storage for Professional Media and Entertainment Professionals

Moderator: Mary Yurkovic, MESA

Sam Bogoch, Axle Video
Clyde Smith, Fox Networks
Jeffrey Stansfield, Advantage Video Systems
Stephen Cohen, Daystrom

6:00 to 8:00 PM           Reception, Sponsored by the Entertainment Storage Alliance

Day 2 (Monday January 6, 2014):

7:30 to 8:00 AM          Continental Breakfast, Sponsored by SATA-IO

8:00 to 9:00 AM          A2: Taking It To The Streets: Getting Content Where it Needs to Go

Session Sponsor: Aspera

Moving digital content becomes a greater challenge as the sixe of professional and consumer content gets larger. The move to 4K consumer video for and the rise of larger amounts of higher resolution consumer content makes storage in the clouds and access to that storage more critical. Behind the content delivery is an increasing need for supporting and protecting large aggregated storage pools. This session explores current experiences and options for storage to support storage content aggregation and management to support content delivery as well as new visionary approaches for increasing that availability of consumer and commercial content.. Find out about the future of storage for the aggregation and delivery of content in this session.

Moderator: Melissa Perenson

Michelle Munson, Aspera View this Presentation
Andy Beale, BT Sport View this Presentation
Momchil Michailov, Sanbolic View this Presentation
Radoslav Danilak, Skyera View this Presentation

Kevin Hall, IBM

9:00 to 9:30 AM            Keynote 3: Michael Abary, Sr. Vice President, Samsung Electronics America
                                                               View this Presentation

9:30 to 9:45 AM            Morning Break, Sponsored by Synapse Design

9:45 to 11:15 AM          B2: Content for the Tomorrow: Long Term Content Protection and Archiving
                                         Session Sponsor: Oracle

High resolution content won’t last forever unless content owners create a rational archive that includes good metadata and digital asset management. Today’s archives serve as active libraries for a multitude of content distribution networks as well as long-term content repositories. As the complexity and resolution of digital content increases, archiving technology will play a bigger role in making sure today’s content survives. This session will help you with your long term data protection plan.

Moderator: Dennis Waid, Peripheral Research Corp.

David Cerf, Crossroads Systems View this Presentation
Alex Grossman, Quantum View this Presentation
Hossein ZiaShakeri, Spectra Logic
Andy Marken, Marken Communications View this Presentation
Paul Evans, Daystrom View this Presentation

Robert Raymond, Oracle
Ed Childers, IBM

11:15 to 12:00 AM        C2: Business Advantages of Storing and Accessing Digital Assets in Real-Time

Session Sponsor: Spectra Logic

The traditional definition of an archive no longer fits the needs and requirements of today’s media and entertainment environments. The ability to quickly search and access large repositories of digital content is a competitive advantage that drives business success. Editors and content creators need to access digital assets in real-time without having to involve the IT department, plus they need a way to do this within the parameters of typically tight budget constraints. These needs, coupled with rapid content growth, have forced storage administrators and broadcast industry professionals to take a closer look at today’s best practices for architecting storage infrastructures. This panel session, organized by the Active Archive Alliance, will intimately discuss the way active archive technology is delivering a new level of capability to media and entertainment IT environments, allowing them to store and easily retrieve data in ways that were not previously possible.

Moderator: David Cerf, Crossroads Systems View this Presentation

Hossein ZiaShakeri, Spectra Logic
Phil Storey, XenData

Dan Greenberg, Fujifilm Recording Media USA

12:00 AM  to 1:00 PM Lunch and Exhibits, Sponsored by HDDFA a subsidiary of RDC

1:00 to 1:30 PM            Keynote 4: Ben Masek, CTO, Sony Media Cloud Services View this Presentation

1:30 to 3:00 PM            D2: Up there, Somewhere: Opportunities and Challenges for Consumer and Enterprise Cloud Storage

Session Sponsor: NanoTech Entertainment

Distributing content as well as on-line back-up and disaster recovery are driving demand for remote storage. Cloud storage now includes personal clouds as well as storage as a service. This session exposes the storage requirements and trends for on-line content delivery and remote storage. Learn about new business opportunities and how they’ll impact the growth and use of storage in this growing market.

Moderator: Tom Burniece, Tom Burniece Consulting

Robert Jenkins, CloudSigma View this Presentation
Michael Rowny, Pixspan View this Presentation
Mario Blandini, SwiftStack View this Presentation
Tracey Doyle, HDS View this Presentation
David Foley, NanoTech Entertainment View this Presentation

Rod Mathews, Barracuda Networks

3:00 to 4:30 PM            E2: Future Content—What’s Ahead for Content Storage?
                                         Session Sponsor: Dell

What storage technologies will provide tomorrows’ content storage needs? Find out about the latest in storage technologies such as hard disk drives, solid state drives, flash memory, and brand new storage technologies. Learn about new software and system architectures to deliver effective, green and speedy storage devices and networks.

Moderator: George Crump, Storage Switzerland

David Anderson, Seagate Technology View this Presentation
James Hughes, Seagate Technology View this Presentation
Mike Davis, Dell View this Presentation
Joe Breher, Synapse Design View this Presentation
Kevin Wagner, Diablo Technologies View this Presentation

Eden Kim, Calypso Systems

4:30 to 4:45 PM           Afternoon Break, Sponsored by Diablo Technologies

4:45 to 6:00 PM           F2: Bringing it All Back Home?: Making, Saving, Sharing and Protecting Family and Business Content

Session Sponsor: Transporter

As home storage and small office requirements increase we need new ways to organize, backup, share and manage our rich personal and commercial content. Find out about the technology and business models enabling personal cloud storage as well as direct attached and networked storage for consumers. This is one of the biggest growth areas in consumer storage— find out why!

Moderator: Andy HIgginbothom, PriceG2

Liz Conner, IDC View this Presentation
Matt Pahnke, NETGEAR View this Presentation
Brian Taptich, Bitcasa View this Presentation
Geoff Barrall, Transporter View this Presentation
Robb Moore, ioSafe

6:00 PM                         Conference Ends

Exhibit Hours

Day 1 (Sunday January 5, 2014): Noon to 8 pm

Day 2 (Monday January 6, 2014): 10 am to 4:30 pm



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