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HGST is a Platinum Sponsor of the 2016 Creative Storage Conference (SM)


—Speaker Submission Deadline is May 1, 2016—


San Jose, CA, April 5, 2016—HGST, a division of Western Digital, is a Platinum Sponsor for the 2016 Creative Storage Conference (SM) (CS 2016).  Tom Coughlin, chair of the 2016 Creative Storage Conference said, “HGST has always been a major player in digital storage for the media and entertainment industry.  We are pleased to have them join us this year as a Platinum Sponsor.”


The Tenth Annual Creative Storage Conference (SM) (CS 2016) will be held Thursday June 23, 2016 at the DoubleTree Hotel West Los Angeles in Culver City, CA (   This event brings together digital storage providers, equipment and software manufacturers and professional media and entertainment end users to explore the conference theme of “The Art of Storage”.  At CS 2016 you can find out the latest developments in digital storage for media and entertainment and network with industry professionals.


Conference registration is now open.  You can register using this link:


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. 


Corporate sponsors and exhibitors include Advantage Video, HGST, Micron, SGL, Spectra Logic, SwiftStack and Visuality Systems.  Media and Organization Sponsors include the AMIA, Bright Blue Innovations Intl., Broadcast Beat, Colonial Purchasing, Coughlin Associates, DCIA, Digital Cinema Society, Digital Production Buzz, Entertainment Technology Center (USC), Drive Trust Alliance, Entertainment Storage Alliance, Flash Memory Summit, HDDFA, Home Toys/AVSystems, M&E Tech, MESS, Parks Associates, Popnetmedia, Post Magazine, PostPerspective,,, RDC, reviewster, SATA-io, STA, SMPTE, SNIA, Tech Target, The Broadcast Bridge, Trusted Computing Group and The Shindler Perspective.


Presentations are now being solicited for the 2016 Creative Storage Conference (SM), until May 1, 2016.  You can submit speakers/panelists for this premier event at   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 conference agenda is posted on the web site.  


Sponsorships and exhibits are available for the 2016 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    


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


The Creative Storage Conference (SM) is put on by the Entertainment Storage Alliance ( and Coughlin Associates (