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IT Mavens to speak under the spotlight at Commvault GO 2016

Commvault has announced a broad program of keynote presentations and technology sessions that highlight the company’s inaugural customer conference, Commvault GO 2016, to be held October 3-5, in Orlando. Leading industry analysts, customers, experts and notable personalities highlight a rich content agenda at Commvault GO, the premiere industry event truly dedicated to protecting and activating data whether it resides in the cloud, the data center, hybrid environments, or on mobile.

In a highly-anticipated keynote session, featured speaker, Gartner Vice President and Distinguished Analyst Dave Russell will take a close look at the forces that are transforming the backup and recovery market from his perspective as the principal author of the company’s well-known Data Center Backup and Recovery Software Magic Quadrant. An expert on storage strategies and technologies, Russell will discuss how these changes in the backup and recovery market are impacting enterprises’ IT objectives and priorities.

Commvault also announced that technology evangelist Robert Scoble, a self-described “geek,” will emcee Commvault GO. Scoble has been analyzing and experimenting with the bleeding-edge of technology for more than a decade. He reports what he learns on his blog, in books and on social media, including YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. At Commvault GO, Scoble will help to drive conversations around data and infrastructure transformation, uncovering insights attendees can use to achieve department and business goals.

Former co-host of Mythbusters, Adam Savage, has been announced as the kickoff speaker at Commvault GO. He will leverage insights from his diverse work experience and 14 seasons on MythBusters to take a unique look at today’s fast-paced and global data environment, and how data is at the heart of our lives – both personal and professional. Savage has worked as an animator, graphic designer, carpenter, projectionist, film developer, set designer, toy designer, and gallery owner.

ESG Founder and Sr. Analyst Steve Duplessie will also keynote, providing tips on how IT leaders can stay on top of the latest changes in the technology industry, and use this knowledge to deliver value to their enterprises and, at the same time, manage their own technology careers.

Building on the wide visibility and track record of Computerworld’s Premier 100, which honors  individuals who have had a positive impact on their organization through technology, ComputerworldROI magazine Founding Executive Editor Julia King, will moderate a dialogue with four of Computerworld’s Premier 100 honorees IT leaders who are using cutting-edge technologies, strategies, and new IT processes to keep their enterprises one step ahead of the competition.

Senior executives from Microsoft and Cisco, two founding Diamond Sponsors of Commvault GO, will speak at the event on how Commvault works with them to help their customers transform themselves into digital enterprises. Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Developer eXperience and Evangelism (DX) Group, and Satinder Sethi, Vice President of Data Center and Cloud Solutions at Cisco, will describe how their companies’ partnership with Commvault enables organizations to accelerate their adoption of the cloud, modernize their data center infrastructure and fully leverage their data for operational and strategic insights.

Commvault executives will also keynote on each day at the event. Commvault CEO Bob Hammer will examine where the data market is today, how customers are making the move to the cloud, adding new technologies like flash and hyperconverged infrastructures, and what is coming next in data projects involving big data analytics and software-defined storage. COO Al Bunte will provide practical advice for attendees on how companies and public sector organizations can meet today’s opportunities in backup and recovery, and leverage advanced approaches to activating value in their data.

Dynamic presentations, speaking sessions and hands-on training

To be held Oct. 3-5, 2016 in Orlando, Fla. at the Rosen Shingle Creek, Commvault GO will feature dynamic presentations, insightful breakout sessions and dedicated exhibition displays representing the broad Commvault partner ecosystem. The event’s agenda is packed with exclusive presentations, speaking sessions, technical deep-dives and hands-on labs, and features distinct content tracks for executive, business and technical audiences. Additionally, Commvault is also providing deeply-discounted certification training during the conference, giving users the opportunity to sharpen their skill sets and learn directly from Commvault experts and partners and earn professional certifications.

The conference will feature 6 breakout session tracks on New Commvault Technology, Cloud Technology, Storage and Infrastructure, Information Governance and Backup & Recovery Leadership. Issues addressed in the 45 breakout sessions include “Beyond Backup and Recovery: Commvault Software Road Map”, “One Hour Cloud Migrations: A Step-by-Step Guide”, “5 Ways to be Strategic with your Data”, “Protecting and Securing Endpoint Data”, “Why You Still Need Backup….and Beyond” and “Four Hours to Strategic IT – the Digital Transformation Workshop.”

“Enterprises today have more data than ever before, and therefore more opportunities to use this data to uncover insights that can increase sales, lower company costs, reduce risk and provide them with other competitive advantages,” said Chris Powell, Chief Marketing Officer, Commvault. “The Commvault GO 2016 speakers announced today will help event attendees understand how to better utilize their data, allowing them to not only easily and cost-effectively protect their data, but also to create more value for their organization.”

Commvault GO 2016 is ideal for business and public sector professionals who play strategic, leadership, and operational roles in data-driven organizations. The conference agenda will feature knowledge tracks and networking opportunities to meet the specific needs of CIOs, IT directors, IT architects, operations directors, system administrators, system analysts, system engineers, and technology leads for organizations in a broad range of industries (such as healthcare, financial services, public sector, etc.).

Sponsorship Opportunities for Partners

Commvault GO offers sponsors unique brand exposure and one-on-one connections with a high-value audience composed of Commvault key customers and prospects, strategic partners and other influential attendees. To learn more about sponsoring opportunities associated with Commvault GO, please visit:

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