Roger Hutchison, CD ROM, Inc CEO to Present at THIC Forum of Industry Thought Leaders

Minneapolis, MNJune 14, 2004, CD ROM, Inc. President and CEO Roger Hutchison will address industry, academic and research elites at the quarterly THIC Forum to be held at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO, June 29th and 30th.

Dr. Hutchison’s presentation will be centered around the technologies and implications of the destruction and reconstruction of data stored on CD-ROMS and DVD discs. The presentation is the 1st in a three part series of planned presentations. Future presentations include “Photographic Reconstruction of CD-ROM and DVD Discs” and “ Proposal to Differentiate Classified Data Destruction on CD-ROM and DVD Discs.” Dr. Hutchison is a frequent speaker for industry, research and academic forums.

“The technologies surrounding the destruction and reconstruction of digital data is in its infancy and is all too many times an afterthought,” said Hutchison, “but considering the implications surrounding security and compliance, it is a technology that needs to mature quickly.”

The THIC organization started out as a round-table group convened by the US Department of Defense to bring together vendors, manufacturers and users at the leading edge of recording technology, but quickly became a public forum. THIC holds four meetings a year, moving to various areas of the USA to be near users and manufacturers. Presentations from industry, academia and research institutions round out the two-day programs. The theme of the June conference is “Plethora of Storage Devices, Interfaces and Media.”

CD ROM, Inc’s sister company, D3, Inc., recently opened a service bureau in the Iron River Business Enterprise Center working in tandem with the Wisconsin Business Innovation Corporation to establish a facility to handle the manufacturing and service capabilities of it’s digital data destruction technologies.

Curriculum Vitae – Roger Hutchison, PhD.

Roger S. Hutchison, Ph.D., Founder, Chief Executive Officer D3, Inc and CD ROM, Inc
In 1990, Roger earned the Doctor of Philosophy from the College of Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines in the Economics Department, where he specialized in a completely novel study of how advanced materials and technological changes led to the adoption of optical systems in the US telecommunications industry. As a result of this research in both the engineering and economics of advanced materials, he realized the significance and future global impact of optically based storage and transmission of digital data. Dr. Hutchison established CD ROM, Inc. in 1988, at a time when CD-ROM was an infant industry. According to INC Magazine, he built the firm into the 184th fastest-growing privately-held company in the US within the first three years. Since that early time, the Company has experienced steady growth and has several patents in different fields of study. Hutchison formed D3, Inc in 2002 in response to a request from the Department of Defense to harness his intellectual properties to safely and securely manage the end of lifecycle management of information stored on CD ROMs and DVDs. Prior to establishing CD ROM, Inc., worked as a US Government technical advisor in Africa. Dr. Hutchison holds significant patents in the areas of CD-ROM technology and the destruction of data stored on optical media.


Lisa Weber Hutchinson
Vice President Marketing and Public Relations
D3, Inc

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