Micron is platinum sponsor of the 2012 Storage Visions Conference
Date: Fri, 09/16/2011 - 11:19
The 2012 Storage Visions Conference is proud to announce that Micron will be a Platinum sponsor and that Ken Brady from Turner Studios will be a Keynote speaker
Both the sponsorship and the keynote highlight the conference theme of “Heavy Storage for Thin Clients.” The Eleventh Annual Storage Visions Conference will be held at the Riviera Hotel Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 8 & 9, 2012 by the Entertainment Storage Alliance.
Kenneth Glen Brady, Vice President of Systems Technology and Digital Media at Turner Studios, will give a keynote talk on the first day of the conference on “And We Thought TV Was Challenging...Building a Production Facility that creates and manages content from camera to archive and all screens in between”. This discussion will focus on the daily operation of Turner Studios, the production and post-production arm of the Turner Entertainment Networks. Turner Studios creates programming and promotions for clients including TNT, TBS, The Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies, and Turner Sports. As part of the overview, the presentation will discuss storage, networking, encoding, and distribution workflows that are used to support linear live broadcasts, web highlights, electronic sell through, content authoring, and media management. Special focus will be given to a recent project for Turner Sports that centralizes all live, post highlight, and library operations into a single managed system using tiered storage and heavy MAM integration.
A Turner Broadcasting employee for 16 years, Ken Brady has worked to help transition Turner Studios operations from Analog to Digital, Standard Def to High Def, Broadcast to Broadband, and most recently Tape to Tapeless. Within the Turner organization, Ken represents Turner Studios on various working teams including content management, file based workflows, long-term storage initiatives, media standards, content security, and centralized procurement. He also provides oversight and planning of Turner Sports digital production workflows including NCAA, NBA and New Media properties NASCAR.com and PGA.com
Ken heads the Systems Technology Group (STG), which provides numerous services to Turner Studios and the Turner Entertainment Networks. These include encoding and delivery for Turner content that is offered for Electronic Sell Through via providers like iTunes, as well as DVD and Blu-ray authoring for home video wide release titles for Cartoon Network Enterprises, TCM, and Turner Sports partners. STG also manages Turner Studios content approval and production asset management systems, as well as active media management for Turner Sports, and DVD Author On Demand services for Cartoon Network Enterprises.
Micron joins the 2012 Storage Visions Conference as a Platinum sponsor. Our official News Wire sponsor is PR Newswire (VPO). Other sponsors and exhibitors at the 2012 Storage Visions Conference include: Gold and lanyard sponsor Toshiba Storage Device Division, Silver Sponsor OCZ Technology; Bronze Brightsign, Calypso Systems, SNIA SSSI and Exhibitor DigiStore Solutions. Organization and media sponsors include Blu-ray Disc Association, Burn World, Computer Outlook, Coughlin Associates, Createasphere, Davis Consulting Asia, FCIA, Fierce Cable, HomeToys, IDC, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, Flash Memory Summit, Media and Entertainment Technology, Objective Analysis, Park Associates, PC World, Photo Imaging News, Powersource, PriceG2, Santa Clara Valley IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Chapter, STA, Storage Review, Storage Newsletter, Storagesearch.com and RDC.
Award submissions are now being accepted for the prestigious Visionary Awards to be presented at the 2012 Storage Visions Conference at: http://www.storagevisions.com/2012Awards.htm. Speaking submissions are open until September 22, 2011 (note new extended date) at www.storagevisions.com.
There are a limited number of sponsorships and exhibit spaces available for the 2012 Storage Visions Conference. For information on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities at the 2012 conference, fill out the appropriate forms available on the conference web site: www.StorageVisions.com. Interested parties can also call Storage Visions at 408-978-8184 or email us at info@StorageVisions.com.
Conference registration is now open at: http://www.storagevisions.com/2012Register.htm. Our updated discounted room block at the Riviera Hotel, within walking distance of the Las Vegas Convention Center, is now open as well. Room registration in this block can be done at http://www.storagevisions.com/2012Travel.htm.
Above, Jim Cook, Micron Technology. Image credited to Storage Visions 2012