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Must Attend 2016 Creative Storage Conference Explores “The Art of Storage” in Media & Entertainment

The Tenth Annual Creative Storage Conference (CS 2016) will be held Thursday June 23, 2016 at the DoubleTree Hotel West Los Angeles in Culver City, CA. This event brings together the latest technology from digital storage providers, equipment and software manufacturers, and affords professional media and entertainment end users a venue to explore the conference theme of “The Art of Storage”.

“This one-day conference and exhibits brings together the vendors, end users, researchers and visionaries that will meet growing demand for digital storage for content capture, editing, archiving and content distribution,” said Tom Coughlin, President and CEO of Coughlin Associates. “In addition to the day long presentations given by industry luminaries for this must-attend event, I will also be giving a presentation on the status and opportunities for digital storage in media and entertainment.”

The conference will have 6 sessions throughout the day.  There will also be four keynote talks during the conference and most likely a sponsored reception in the evening.

To-date, corporate sponsors and exhibitors include SGL, Spectra Logic, SwiftStack and Visuality Systems.  Media and Organization Sponsors include Colonial Purchasing, Coughlin Associates, Drive Trust Alliance, Entertainment Storage Alliance, Flash Memory Summit, HDDFA, Home Toys/AVSystems, M&E Tech, Post, ProductionHub.com, RDC, reviewster, SMPTE and SNIA.

Presentations are now being solicited for the 2016 Creative Storage Conference until May 1, 2016.  Speakers/panelists can submit their presentations for this premier event at www.creativestorage.org/2016SpeakersCall.htm.  The preliminary conference agenda is posted on the web site at www.creativestorage.org.

Sponsorships and exhibits are available for the 2016 Creative Storage Conference.  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 www.creativestorage.org/2016Exhibitors.htm.

Conference registration is also now open. Attendees can register using the link: www.creativestorage.org/2016Register.htm.

The Creative Storage Conference is put on by the Entertainment Storage Alliance (www.entertainmentstorage.org) and Coughlin Associates (www.tomcoughlin.com).

For additional information on the conference call 408-202-5098 or email [email protected].

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Curtis Chan is President and CEO/Founder and Managing Partner of two high technology Brand Marketing and Public Relations companies, CHAN & ASSOCIATES and COGNITIVE IMPACT, whose clients range from the Global Fortune 500 to venture capital funded startups.

His agencies’ services, for over a quarter century, have helped garner early stage and growth companies significant brand exposure, resulting in either acquisition or IPO, with a total valuation of over $2.5 Billion.

Mr. Chan is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, mentor and angel investor. He played key executive roles early on in helping to pioneer and usher in both professional digital audio and digital video technologies for the recording, broadcast, cinematic and post production industries. He also played key executive roles in helping to develop and market data storage technologies. His expansive background spans four decades in ever increasing executive roles in operations, business development, engineering and sales/marketing in the information technology, media & entertainment, storage and networking, and other related high technology industries.

He is an active mentor and senior advisor to many established and VC backed start-up companies and incubators, a market/technology analyst, and has over three decades of experience in brand development, management consulting, company turnarounds, creative advertising and public relations.

A graduate of California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo; Mr. Chan recently ended his 14th year as Vice President for the Fullerton College Foundation; 22nd year as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and mentor for the Small Business Institute at California State University Fullerton and incubators. Additionally, he is a volunteer member of DECA (Delta Epsilon Chi and Distributive Education Clubs of America); an advisor to the College of Engineering's Global Waste Research Institute, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a member of the President’s Green and Gold Society; and advisory council member to Pepperdine University's Most Fundable Companies program. Passionate about hospice care, he was the past Board President for the Healing Hearts Association; and is a regularly featured speaker at many MBA and Doctorate level lectures around the country. He has presented and published over 30 papers worldwide, is a book co-author, an Editorial Board Member for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, past Senior Editor for Broadcast Beat and AV Beat Magazines, Computer Technology Review, and is a regularly featured Contributing Editor to many US and international trade publications for over 35 years.

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