Lucasfilm’s Kevin Clark To Deliver Featured Closing Presentation at Next Generation Data Center ; Clark will discuss the computing network and storage infrastructure powering the world’s leading film and entertainment company

FRAMINGHAM, MA – June 3, 2008 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows and events, has announced that Kevin Clark, Lucasfilm Ltd’s Director of IT Operations, will deliver the featured closing presentation at this year’s Next Generation Data Center™ (NGDC) event with a keynote address entitled, “The Magic Behind the Screens – Behind the Scenes at the Lucasfilm Data Center,” on Thursday, August 7(th) at 1:30 p.m. NGDC™ is scheduled to take place August 4-7, 2008 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

Blockbuster movies like Iron Man, The Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars the Force Unleashed, Transformers, and many others have all been made possible in large part due to the incredible computing, network and storage infrastructure that powers Industrial Light & Magic, LucasArts and Lucasfilm Animation. During Clark’s address, attendees will get a behind-the-scenes look at the technology behind the magic blending technical information with incredible visuals from the creation of the company’s most recent work. Attendees will also learn about computing at the cutting edge and hear Kevin answer the most frequent question asked: “how did you land this incredible job?!”

“I’m excited to share some of the behind the scenes stories that enable the Lucasfilm companies to create innovative imagery at NGDC,” said Kevin Clark. “Supporting the visual effects, gaming and animation industry, all demand bleeding edge technology gains in order to continue breaking the mold in entertainment, and we’ve worked hard to stay ahead of those demands. The Lucasfilm Data Center facility is one of the most complex in the industry and efficient in terms of processing capability, storage and network distribution. I look forward to sharing some of our successes and lessons learned at NGDC.”

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About Next Generation Data Center

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