For Immediate Release

Registration Closes today for the 2018 Creative Storage Conference (SM)


—Special Session on AI and workflows—


San Jose, CA, June 4, 2018— The Entertainment Storage Alliance announces a session on AI and other tools for workflows at the 2018 Creative Storage Conference.    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 (   Today is the last day for early on-line registration.  Following is information on this session:


Rise of the Machines:  Digital Storage and Security in Media and Entertainment Workflows


Sponsored by:


Media entertainment professionals have new tools for protecting, organizing, finding and accessing content.  These include software defined storage, including micro services for networked storage systems as well as optimized local storage.  Media asset management has developed new ways to organize and find content.  At the same time providing security for value able media asserts on digital storage devices is an important industry issue and making the best use of digital storage resources drives many content retention discussions.  This session explores the latest developments in storage optimization, content organization and search, storage virtualization and data security.


Moderator:  Debra Kaufman, Broadcast Beat



Š         Jeff Stansfield, Advantage Video



Š         Brandon Oliver, Huge


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.


There will be 4 keynote talks and 6 sessions during the conference as well as a sponsored reception in the evening. Please go to for the complete agenda.  Note that early on-line conference registration ends on June 4, 2018.


A limited number of sponsorships and exhibits are still available for the 2018 Creative Storage Conference (SM).  Several levels of event sponsorship are available as well as table-top exhibits.  Information on the sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available at


Quantum and Wasabi are Platinum Sponsors, Advantage Video, Aparavi, Broadcast Beat, Coughlin Associates, Overland-Tanberg, HTC VIBE, RackTop Systems, RDC, SMPTE, SNIA and Storage Made Easy are exhibitors.  Media and Organization sponsors include:  AMIA, Broadcast Beat (also official video sponsors), Digital Cinema Society, DCIA, IEEE Orange County Section, Entertainment Storage Alliance, ETC, Flash Memory Summit, HDDFA, Home Toys, iShindler, LUCPUG, LAPPG, M&E Tech, Post, postPerspective, ProductionHub, Provideo Coalition, SMPTE Hollywood section, SNIA, Sound and Picture and the Trusted Computing Group.

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

The Creative Storage Conference is a service mark of the Entertainment Storage Alliance ( and Coughlin Associates (


CONTACT:          Tom Coughlin                                      CONTACT            Andy Marken

Coughlin Associates                                                            Marken Communications

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