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Coughlin Associates

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2015 Storage Visions Conference Award Submissions Are Open


Speaker Submissions Due by September 15, 2014


San Jose, CAAugust 11, 2014The Fourteenth Annual Storage Visions Conference Visionary Award submissions are now open. The award winners will be announced during the reception at the Riviera Hotel Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 4, 2015. Award submissions can be made using the on-line form at: The conference theme is: Storage with Intense Network Growth (SWING). Speaker submissions as well as hotel and conference registration are now open.


The Storage Visions Awards now cover significant products, services and companies in many digital storage markets. The 2015 Visionary Awards are described below:


Visionary Products Awards

MOBILE CONSUMER STORAGE: Mobile personal storage and systems utilizing onboard digital storage featuring small packaging, shock resistance, remote access and low-power usage.

HOME CONSUMER STORAGE: Advanced development of digital storage devices and media used in domestic consumer electronics systems.

ENABLING STORAGE TECHNOLOGY: Visionary components and software technology enabling next generation consumer and media devices.

HOME ENTERTAINMENT: Innovative use of digital storage in the home environment or to support home access to personal or commercial content.

PROFESSIONAL CLASS SYSTEMS: Systems using digital storage technologies supporting the media and entertainment industry.

PROFESSIONAL CLASS STORAGE: Advanced development of digital storage technologies, devices and media used by the media and entertainment industry.


Visionary End User Awards

These awards recognize end users with innovative storage solutions for real world problems. These solutions can be for any purpose where digital content is created, distributed, preserved or archived including transaction and database processing, medical image storage, content delivery, post production, content capture and archiving and digital preservation and other uses. There are three awards:

Visionary High Performance Storage Application
This award recognizes the innovative use of storage solutions for high performance applications.

Visionary Content Storage Application
This award recognizes the innovative use of storage solutions for storing large amounts of content, either locally or in the cloud.

Visionary Archiving or Digital Preservation Application
This award recognizes the innovative use of storage solutions for digitizing and preserving content and/or for long term archiving.


Visionary Company Awards

A special award in three categories will be presented to firms that have shown extraordinary dedication to the development and support of the show theme:

Advancing the state of the art in storage technologies utilized in consumer electronics, enterprise applications, and to service firms that support those businesses.
Categories for this most coveted award include:




The Art of Storage Award

This award recognizes innovations in design for customer ease of use and good industrial design in digital storage applications, storage media and digital storage devices. The award also recognizes appealing and clever aesthetic features in digital storage applications, devices and media.


Initial sponsors and exhibitors are Coughlin Associates, Corning, DriveSavers, HDDFA, RDC and SATA-IO. Speaking submissions are now being accepted through September 15, 2014 at, and the conference preliminary agenda can be seen at:


Organization and media sponsors include: Advantage Video, Alien Babel, AVSystems, Burn World, Coughlin Associates, Createsphere, Davis Consulting Asia, DCIA, Digital Production Buzz, Drive Pop, Flash Memory Summit, HDDFA, HomeToys, IDC, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, Media and Entertainment Tech, MESA, Objective Analysis, Parks Associates,, PrizeG2, ProductionHUB, RDC, StorageSearch, SMPTE, SNIA, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, The SSD Review, TechReleased, TechTarget and TweakTown.


There are a limited number of sponsorships and exhibit spaces available for the 2015 Storage Visions Conference. For information on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities 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 Conference registration is open until December 26, 2014 using the links at:


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

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