For Immediate Release

Wasabi Keynote at the 2018 Creative Storage Conference (SM)

 

—2018 Creative Storage Conference Features M&E End Users—

 

San Jose, CA, March 30, 2018— The Entertainment Storage Alliance announces that David Friend, co-founder and CEO of cloud storage firm, Wasabi, will be a keynote speaker, talking about strategies for embracing the cloud to store media content. 

Following is information on this keynote talk:

 

Title:  How Cloud Storage 2.0 Promises to Change Everything in Media & Entertainment: Strategies for embracing the cloud to store your data and revolutionize your business

 

Presenter: David Friend, Co-founder and CEO, Wasabi

 

Few industries pose as many storage challenges as Media and Entertainment. Video quality continues to evolve creating immersive, life-like experiences, and file sizes of mammoth proportions. Competition is fierce, too, with more content providers–and channels to distribute that content–than ever before. How quickly production teams can store, retrieve and collaborate on projects, and do it affordably, will help determine their success.  The hard reality is that no matter what companies choose to create their magic, they have enormous storage requirements. Upwards of multiple petabytes for just one feature-length movie. While many M&E companies see the value of taking the load off their own networks and moving files to the cloud, the costs can still be exorbitant. Cloud Storage 2.0 ushers in a new generation of storage designed to become a utility like electricity and bandwidth. Cloud Storage 2.0’s compelling affordability and performance and will transform the ways movies are made and stored while forever changing industry business models. This session will explore the new possibilities in Media & Entertainment and look at the promising future of Cloud Storage 2.0.

 

Here is some information on David Friend:  David Friend is the co-founder and CEO of Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company that delivers fast, low-cost, and reliable cloud storage. Prior to Wasabi, David co-founded Carbonite, one of the world’s leading cloud backup companies. A successful tech entrepreneur for more than 30 years, David got his start at ARP Instruments, a manufacturer of synthesizers for rock bands, where he worked with leading musicians of the day like Stevie Wonder, Pete Townsend of The Who, and Led Zeppelin. David has also co-founded five other companies including Computer Pictures Corporation – an early player in computer graphics, Pilot Software - a company that pioneered multidimensional databases for crunching large amounts of customer data for major retail companies, Faxnet - which became the world’s largest provider of fax-to-email services, as well as Sonexis - a VoIP conferencing company. 

 

David is a respected philanthropist and supporter of the arts in Boston. He is on the board of Berklee College of Music, where there is a concert hall named in his honor, and serves as president of the board of Boston Baroque, an orchestra and chorus that has received 7 Grammy nominations. He is an avid mineral and gem collector and donated the David Friend Gem and Mineral Hall at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. David is an avid runner and can often be seen riding his bike to all of his meetings in and around Boston. David graduated from Yale and attended the Princeton University Graduate School of Engineering where he was a David Sarnoff Fellow.

 

The Twelfth Annual Creative Storage Conference (CS 2018) will be held Thursday June 7, 2018 at the DoubleTree Hotel West Los Angeles in Culver City, CA (www.creativestorage.org).   This event brings together digital storage providers, equipment and software manufacturers and professional media and entertainment end users to explore the conference theme of "Enabling Immersive Content:  Storage Takes Off."  At CS 2018 you can find out the latest developments in digital storage for media and entertainment, find out how other media professionals meet their digital storage needs and network with other industry professionals.

 

Coughlin Associate, Inc. is conducting a survey of digital storage requirements and practices for media and entertainment professionals with results presented at the 2018 Creative Storage Conference.  M&E professionals can participate in the survey through this link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NXRN5SL.  M&E professionals who complete the survey and indicate their contact information at the end of the survey will receive a free full pass to the 2018 Creative Storage Conference. 

Coughlin Associates is also seeking media and entertainment professional questions and discussion topics to ask storage companies at the 2018 Creative Storage Conference.  M&E professionals can submit their top three questions or topics at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6ZM7H2R

Speakers and panelists are being solicited for the 2018 Creative Storage Conference, until April 20, 2018.  You can submit speakers/panelists for this premier event at 
http://creativestorage.org/2018SpeakersCall.htm.   We have a great agenda planned with 6 sessions throughout the day. There will also be four keynote talks during the conference and perhaps a sponsored reception in the evening.  The preliminary agenda for the Creative Storage Conference is at:  http://creativestorage.org/2018Agenda.htm.

Sponsorships and exhibits are available for the 2018 Creative Storage Conference (SM).  Several levels of conference, web site and event sponsorship are available as well as a table-top exhibits.  Information on the sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available at 
http://creativestorage.org/2018Exhibitors.htm.


For additional information on the conference call 
408-202-5098 or email info@creativestorage.org.

The Creative Storage Conference is a service mark of the Entertainment Storage Alliance (
www.entertainmentstorage.org) and Coughlin Associates (www.tomcoughlin.com).

 

CONTACT:          Tom Coughlin                                      CONTACT            Andy Marken

Coughlin Associates                                                            Marken Communications

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