Some of our 2013 Speakers

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7:30 AM Continental Breakfast - Sponsored by Coughlin Associates and Research Development Consultants

8:00 AM Introduction– Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates View Presentation

8:15 AM Session A: Through the Looking Glass: Changing Needs and Sources for Production Storage

Moderator: Lane Mason, Objective Analysis

There appears to be no limit to the storage requirements needed for rich content creation and production. Higher content resolution and frame rates can generate petabytes of content in a single video production project. With continued growth in resolution and frame rates we will likely see Exabyte video projects in the not distant future. Learn which storage devices work best in which video production environments? Hear what the future hold for content capture and creation? This session will give you information that you will need to create tomorrow’s blockbusters and award winning content.


9:00 Session B: Digital Intermediate Storage Formats

Moderator: Marty Shindler, The Shindler Perspective

ProRes and DNxHD are becoming popular digital intermediate recording formats. The performance requirements as the industry transitions to 4K resolution, higher frame rates, and higher dynamic range for content capture and post production are rapidly outpacing the capabilities of available open storage formats such as CF (CompactFlash) and SD, as well as some proprietary storage formats. This Panelists is an open discussion on the challenges and requirements for digital intermediate compressed media formats over the next five years.


9:45 AM Morning Break - Sponsored by the Active Archive Alliance

10:00 AM Special Active Archive Alliance Keynote Panel

Moderator: David Cerf, Crossroads


10:30 AM Session C: Making the Cut: Storage Challenges and Opportunities in Post Production

Larry Jordan, Digital Production Buzz

The vast pool of captured and created content requires sophisticated and high quality storage to support video editing and other post-production tasks. However post-production requires streaming video quality and latencies that are very different from traditional enterprise storage. In addition, economic factors favor the creation of more collaborative workflows that span distance and time and create greater demand for networked and on-line storage as well as semiconductor storage to speed performance. This session examines the challenges facing post-production, with reports from end-users, and storage developers. Find out what is required now and what is projected for the future.



12:00 PM Lunch

1:30 PM Keynote Speaker Tim Collier, PlayNetwork View Presentation

2:00 PM Session D: Multiple Paths for Many Messages: Storage for Content Delivery - Sponsored by Aspera

Moderator: Robin Harris, Storage Mojo

More formats, more channels and bigger pipes are changing the storage hierarchy in content delivery. Flash memory and storage tiering play a significant role in content delivery systems. At the same time HDDs and tape serve as high performing storage libraries for video on demand, cable and satellite distribution and various methods of internet and mobile phone distribution. Find out what will be the role of cloud storage, local storage and hybrids of these two technologies in a complex content delivery environment?. You will be able to determine the storage tools for content monetization from the information you will learn in this session.



3:15 PM Session E: Future of Optical Storage

Moderator: Tyler Leshney, Deluxe

What is the future role of optical storage in professional media content storage? Find out from a panel of optical storage experts what technologies are available and how optical storage can enable new workflows and long-term archives.


3:45 PM Afternoon Break - Sponsored by SageCloud

4:00 PM Session F: Holding the Past, in the Future: Content Archiving and Asset Management - Sponsored by Oracle

Moderator: Clyde Smith, FOX Network Engineering and Operations

Will our valuable content libraries survive the test of time with the ever-changing formats and storage devices? Will we be able to find our content when and where we need it? How do content owners decide what will live and what will die? Find out about valuable developments in content archiving, automated metadata generation and asset management that will make sure that our content libraries are resilient, strong and useful. This session will help you to map out a strategy for long-term retention of precious professional content.



5:45 PM Session G: Professional Entertainment and Media Users Reveal their Digital Storage Needs and Desires

Moderator: Mary Yurkovic, Digital Strategist, Digital Asset Management Advocate & Community Builder

Listen to notable end users of digital storage from the entertainment and media industry and their suppliers discussing their uses and issues with digital storage devices, systems and applications. Find out what they would like to see available in the future to make their lives easier and more productive.


6:30 PM Reception - Sponsored by Quantum

8:00 PM End of Day (exhibits close)


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