Artificial Intelligence and Storage Keynote at the 2017 Storage Visions Conference


--Focusing on digital storage for unstructured data--


San Jose, CA, October 2, 2017—The 2017 Storage Visions Conference (SV 2017). will be held Monday, October 16, 2017 in Milpitas, CA ( Mark Pastor from Quantum will give a keynote talk at SV 2017.


The 2017 Storage Visions Conference theme is “New Visions for Digital Storage” and the conference will bring together the vendors, end users, researchers and visionaries that will meet the growing demand for digital storage for all aspects of unstructured and lightly structured data.  Speaker, Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are now available and registration is open as well.   Registration is available at: Following is information about Mark’s keynote talk.


Title:  Maximizing Content Value with Artificial Intelligence

Every organization is experiencing explosive data growth and much of that growth is driven by increasing amounts of video and audio content being captured and stored.  But with growing data stores comes a need to sift through it all to understand what has been captured and ultimately how to generate value from it.  Artificial intelligence (AI) offers a powerful solution for automating and accelerating the analysis of video and audio content to help organizations maximize the value of that content. With richer metadata about audio and video content, organizations can create new intelligence based workflows, more media based offerings, and improved business metrics. Advertising, video production, legal discovery, education, call centers, politics, retail, and security are just examples of the many emerging use cases that are taking advantage of context-based search and discovery tools.


Quantum will explain how the integration of AI with on-premise storage enables organizations to apply cognitive analytics to video and audio content and generate much more robust metadata without the cost and challenges of moving their media libraries to the cloud. The company will describe an economical approach that allows users to take advantage of object recognition, optical character recognition (OCR), transcription and other analytical processes to extract new value from data already maintained in on-premise storage and any new content as it is captured.


Mark Pastor is director of data intelligence solutions at Quantum.  In his current role, he leads a team responsible for driving Quantum’s data intelligence and storage solutions for HPC, AI, research and other large unstructured data environments. Mark also represents Quantum within the Active Archive Alliance and in the LTO consortium.  Prior to joining Quantum, Mark led a team that was responsible for business planning and market development of several new strategic technology initiatives at Seagate.


About the Storage Visions Conference

In the next few years vast quantities of data will be generated and will need rapid analysis to be useful.  This data will come from digital healthcare, genomics, the Internet of Things, Big Science, Artificial intelligence, manufacturing as well as cloud and fog computing.  The 2017 Storage Visions Conference will help businesses, IT professionals and data scientists understand the digital storage solutions that will make them successful in this new world.


In addition to the sessions, there will also be five keynote talks during the conference and a sponsored reception in the evening.  The agenda for the Storage Visions Conference is at  


Intel and Quantum are Diamond Sponsors, Red Hat is a Platinum Sponsor, Sony is a Silver Sponsor, SATA-io and Komprise are Bronze Sponsors and Active Storage, Cloudian, Easyco, Newisys and SwiftStack are exhibitors.  Media and Organization Sponsors include Broadcast Beat,, Bright Blue Innovation, CIOReview, City of Milpitas, Colonial Purchasing, Coughlin Associates, Digital Cinema Society, Enterprise Services Outlook, IEEE-CNSV, DCIA, Entertainment Storage Alliance, Flash Memory Summit, HDDFA, Media and Entertainment Tech, SNIA, SNIA SSSI, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, and the Trusted Computing Group


A limited number of sponsorships and exhibits opportunities are still available for the 2017 Storage Visions Conference. Several levels of conference, web site and event sponsorship are available as well as table-top exhibits.  Information on the sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available at


For additional information on the conference call 408-202-5098 or email  


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