June 30, 2015

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7:30 AM  Breakfast

8:00 AM Results from the 2015 Media and Entertainment Storage Survey and the 2015 Media and Entertainment Report– Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates View Presentation

8:15 AM  Session A:  The Big Vision:  Changing Needs and Sources for Production Storage
There appears to be no limit to the storage requirements needed for rich content creation, production and for modern workflows, whether for movies, broadcast or games.  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.
Moderator: Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates

9:15  AM  Morning Break

9:30  AM  Keynote Speaker 1
                  Erik Weaver, Entertainment Technology Center, USC View Presentation

10:00 AM  Keynote Speaker 2  
                   Dave Fellinger, Chief Scientist, DDN View Presentation

10:30 AM Session B:  Putting it Together:  Storage Challenges and Opportunities in Post Production
Sponsored by Tiger Technology

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, archiving working content, 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.
Moderator: Larry Jordan, Digital Production Buzz

11:30 AM  Lunch - Sponsored by Aspera (an IBM company)

12:30 PM  Keynote Speaker 3  
                   Aaron Passey, Co-Founder and CTO, Qumulo View Presentation

1:00 PM  Keynote Speaker 4
                Alex Grossman, Vice President, Media and Entertainment, Quantum View Presentation

1:30 PM  Session C:   Laying it on the Line:  Storage Needs with 4K+ Content Delivery
Sponsored by Aspera (an IBM company)
As file sizes continue to grow and the number of users and files increase, moving content through the Internet enables it to be available wherever and whenever it is needed. Cloud storage is promising and is growing in the media and entertainment industry, but there are challenges as well as rewards for getting content to where it is needed quickly and securely. This session will look at the present and future of cloud storage and content transport in media and entertainment.  Hear from some of the leading companies in M&E cloud storage and content transport.
Moderator: Paul Evans, Daystrom Technology Group


2:30 PM  Session D:  Protect and Serve:  Archiving, Preserving and Managing Media Content
Will our valuable content libraries survive the test of time with the every 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.
Moderator: Paul Chapman, FotoKem


4:00 PM  Afternoon Break

4:30 PM  Session E:  Accelerating Workflows:  Flash Memory in Media and Entertainment
Flash memory is faster in reading and writing than HDDs but they are more expensive on a $/GB basis.  On the other hand flash memory can provide more transactions per $ and have lower operational costs than HDD.  This session will explore connectivity and interface technologies that are able to better use the capabilities of flash memory as well as look at the current and future application of flash memory for professional media and entertainment.
Moderator: Andy Marken, Marken Communications View Presentation


5:30 PM  Session F:  The Independent Storyteller
Independent filmmakers may work alone but there are millions of them telling stories, educating, entertaining, preserving history, inspiring people, doing their part to change the world.  Their numbers are growing and their talents are being honed because of low-cost 4K cameras, inexpensive/easy-to-use production tools and powerful desktop/notebook systems.  Their challenge isn’t just storing their content but managing, controlling, tracking and protecting it.  This session will explore their storage requirements – capacity and beyond.
Moderator: Tom Inglesby, Markee 2.0 Magazine View Presentation

6:30 PM Reception - Sponsored by Quantum

8:00 PM End of Day (exhibits close)

































































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