For Immediate Release

Sessions about On-Location Storage and Automotive Big Data at the 2018 Storage Visions Conference


--Conference theme is Thriving in the Data Apocalypse --


San Jose, CA, October 15, 2018—Media and entertainment professionals and storage companies will be talking about digital storage for on-location video work and handling big data from vehicle applications at the 2018 Storage Visions Conference.  The conference will be held October 22-23, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara, CA (  The agenda for the Storage Visions Conference is at  The early registration deadline is October 20, 2018.  You can register for the conference at:


Following is information on these two sessions.


E1: On Location—Managing data during high resolution content capture

Moderator:   Tim Feess, Gnarbox


Creating content has always required digital storage, but how we use that storage is changing as capture technology evolves.  In the age of 4K as a standard format and emerging 8K technologies, content creators are increasingly turning to on-location solutions for managing their data, starting the workflow pipeline in the field and saving time in the studio.



·         Larry O’Connor, OWC

·         Grant van Patten, Toshiba Memory America

·         Samuel Shimizu-Jones

·         Scott Robert Lim, Scott Robert Photography


F1: Mobile Data Centers—handling big data from vehicle applications

Moderator:  Alan Messer, Innovation Shift


Automobiles are being transformed into mobile computers in order to support advanced driving systems, vehicle to vehicle communication and 5G communication to Smart City infrastructure.  This session explores the future of automotive technology and how it will drive demand for advanced memory and storage solutions



·         Marco Mezger, ATP Electronics

·         Kun Zhou, University of California, Berkeley

·         Doug O’Flaherty, IBM


This two-day conference and trade show bring together the vendors, end users, researchers and visionaries that will meet growing demand for digital storage for the coming data tsunami.  In addition to the sessions there will also be keynote talks during the conference.     


A limited number of sponsorships and exhibits opportunities are available for the 2018 Storage Visions Conference. Several levels of conference, web site and event sponsorship are available as well as table-top and larger exhibits.  Information on the sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available at


Xilinx is a Platinum Sponsor, Aparavi,, FileShadow, SATA-IO and SNIA SSSI are Bronze Sponsors.  Newisys (Sanmina) and NGD Systems are Exhibitors, Driver Trust Alliance is the reception sponsor, Tachyum is a session sponsor and Keep It Safe is a Break Sponsor.  Media and Organization sponsors include: Active Archive Alliance, IEEE-CNSV, IEEE SCV CE Chapter, IEEE SCV Magnetics Chapter, Coughlin Associates, Digital Cinema Society, Digital Production Buzz, Doodle news, Drive Trust Alliance, Entertainment Storage Alliance, FCIA, Flash Memory Summit, HDDFA, Parks Associates, Home Toys, LOCKSS, M&E Tech, NVM Express, Objective Analysis, OFA, PASIG, Paradigm Shift AI, RDC, RLA, STA, SNIA and the SNIA SSSI.


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


The Storage Visions Conference is a trade mark of the Entertainment Storage Alliance ( and Coughlin Associates (

CONTACT:          Tom Coughlin                                      CONTACT            Andy Marken

Coughlin Associates                                                            Marken Communications

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