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Imation CTO to Address LOC Digital Preservation Meeting

Imation Corp. announced that its Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President Dr. Subodh K. Kulkarni has been invited to speak at the 2010 Library of Congress Meeting on “Designing Architectures for Digital Preservation.”

According to the statement, the meeting, to be held in Washington, D.C., September 28-29, will bring together technical industry experts, IT professionals, digital collections and strategic planning staff, government specialists with an interest in preservation, and recognized authorities and practitioners of digital preservation to identify common areas of interest to inform decision making in the future.

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Unedited press release follows:

Imation CTO Subodh Kulkarni to Speak at 2010 Library of Congress Meeting on ‘Designing Architectures for Digital Preservation’

OAKDALE, Minn.–Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a leading global technology company dedicated to helping people and organizations store, protect and connect their digital world, today announced that Imation Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President Dr. Subodh K. Kulkarni has been invited to speak at the 2010 Library of Congress Meeting on ‘Designing Architectures for Digital Preservation.’ The meeting, to be held in Washington, D.C., September 28-29, brings together technical industry experts, IT professionals, digital collections and strategic planning staff, government specialists with an interest in preservation, and recognized authorities and practitioners of digital preservation to identify common areas of interest to inform decision making in the future.

Kulkarni will address data storage formats available today, including magnetic tape, optical disc, flash and hard disk drives and review the relevant attributes of each media when considering long-term data preservation. Additionally, he will discuss future storage technologies and product capacity roadmaps.

“The world is doubling the amount of data every 18 months, creating an immense requirement for digital storage, and ever-increasing challenges for those who must efficiently and securely archive digital information,” said Kulkarni. “Imation, with almost 60 years as a data storage leader, is pleased to participate in this important Digital Preservation meeting in order to share our knowledge and engage in the discussion on best practices in securing and archiving digital assets – now and well into the future.”

Kulkarni leads Imation’s global Research, Development, Engineering and Manufacturing functions and is a recognized industry expert in data storage and archive technologies spanning magnetic, optical, flash and hard disk drive storage formats. Kulkarni holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, and Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds eight U.S. patents. Kulkarni serves on the Boards of Directors for CyberOptics (NASDAQ: CYBE) and the Minnesota High Technology Association (MHTA).

About Imation Corp.
Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN) is a leading global technology company dedicated to helping people and organizations store, protect, and connect their digital world. Our portfolio of data storage and security products, electronics and accessories reaches customers in more than 100 countries through a powerful global distribution network. Imation Corp.’s global brand portfolio includes Imation, Memorex, XtremeMac, and TDK Life on Record brands.

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