Oct 17, 2005

Seagate to Showcase Storage Technology Innovations at CSIA DEMOGala During Colorado Tech Week in Denver

Seagate Technology has accepted an invitation to be one of only 28 companies statewide to showcase their innovations during the CSIA DEMOGala on Oct. 20, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

The DEMOGala evening event will feature a keynote address by Meg Whitman, president and CEO of eBay. The event is part of Colorado Tech Week, a statewide celebration showcasing the state's technology economy. The first-ever event is expected to draw more than 1,500 attendees, including investors, CEOs, potential customers and leaders from throughout the region.

"We're excited about this opportunity to present at the CSIA DEMOGala and to profile our important contributions to the digital lifestyle of today's consumer," said Seagate's Andy Davis, vice president, design engineering. "We're also honored to be the only hard drive storage company featured, given the wealth of storage industry expertise along the Front Range." The Seagate exhibit will showcase the company's recently announced full disc encryption technology and include demos of storage applications for automobiles, home-entertainment systems and mobile phones. Also on display will be the company's latest back-up storage devices.

The CSI DEMOGala Technology Showcase will feature demonstrations and exhibits from the broadest range of categories, including: aerospace/satellite, biotechnology, IT, software, forensics, photonics, radio frequency identification technology, medical/healthcare, nanotechnology, renewable energy, mining and robotics.

Tickets for the CSIA DEMOGala are on sale, beginning at $125 per person or tables of 10 for $1,000. Discounts are available for companies who are members of CSIA. The event begins at 4:30 p.m., when the Technology Showcase opens to attendees, followed by a reception, dinner and keynote address by Whitman. Registration is available at www.coloradosoftware.org or by calling CSIA's main offices at 303.592.4070.

The CSIA DEMOGala will be held during Colorado Tech Week, Oct. 17 - 21. Events for the week are currently being planned throughout Colorado. Colorado Tech Week is coordinated through the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT).

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, and Consumer Electronics applications. Seagate's business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, and to be the low cost producer in all markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at www.seagate.com.

About CSIA DEMOGala
The CSIA DEMOGala will be held during Colorado Tech Week, Oct. 17 - 21. Events for the week are currently being planned throughout Colorado. The DEMOGala Technology Showcase will feature demonstrations and exhibits from the broadest range of categories, including: aerospace/satellite, biotechnology, IT, software, forensics, photonics, RFID, medical/healthcare, nanotechnology, renewable energy, mining, and robotics. DEMOGala will feature a keynote address by eBay CEO Meg Whitman and is expected to draw more than 1,500 attendees.

CSIA is the Colorado Software & Internet Association, whose mission is to foster innovation and a positive growth environment to enable the technology industry in Colorado to compete on a global basis. CSIA is the voice of Colorado's technology community, connecting member companies in their fields and building recognition of Colorado's IT industry as a global leader in technology development and application. For more information, visit www.coloradosoftware.org.

About OEDIT
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade offers a host of programs and services tailored to support business development at every level. They include business retention and relocations services, a bioscience and emerging industries program, business finance programs like the Venture Capital Authority and CAPCO, the Colorado Tourism Office, the Colorado Office of International Trade, the Colorado Small Business Development Centers, minority- and women-owned business services and economic research. For more information or to sign up for OEDIT's free eNewsletter, visit www.AdvanceColorado.com.

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