Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ And Performer Steve Connell To Headline Commvault GO 2018

–Nye and Connell to share their unique perspectives on the role data plays in science and IT to help attendees picture new possibilities that will empower them to adapt to the digital economy, gain a competitive advantage and achieve remarkable results–

–Commvault GO to feature more than a 150 speaking sessions, bringing together a vast audience of data experts, customers, partners and influencers in a deeply engaging and entertaining environment—

–Emceed by TechTarget’s Jillian Coffin, Commvault GO 2018 will highlight Commvault’s leadership in complete backup and recovery solutions for the progressive enterprise–

 Tinton Falls, N.J. – July 11, 2018 – Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, today announced a powerful line up of keynote presenters and speaking sessions at its third-annual customer conference, Commvault GO® 2018, the only industry event dedicated to backup and recovery for the progressive enterprise. Held in the vibrant city of Nashville, Tenn. on Oct. 9-11, 2018, Commvault GO will be headlined by Bill Nye “The Science Guy” and acclaimed actor, poet, comic and motivator Steve Connell, and feature keynotes from Commvault chairman, president and CEO, N. Robert Hammer; Commvault Chief Operating Officer Al Bunte; and executives from the biggest names in the IT industry, including Cisco, Microsoft, AWS, Google and HPE.

Building on the success of its back-to-back, sold-out conferences in 2016 and 2017, Commvault GO 2018 will feature more than a 150 breakouts, labs, mini-theaters, industry-specific and customer speaking sessions. Emceed by Jillian Coffin, vice president and group publisher for TechTarget’s Storage, Cloud, Data Center and Channel/MSP business units, the event will bring Commvault’s vast audience of data experts, customers, partners and influencers together in a deeply engaging and entertaining environment that inspires new actionable ideas, fosters professional relationships and sparks new business opportunities.

At Commvault GO 2018, Nye and Connell will share their unique perspectives on the role data plays in the world of science and IT to help attendees picture the possibilities on how data can enable their organizations to adapt to the digital economy, gain a competitive advantage and achieve remarkable results.

Commvault GO keynote talent lineup packs a powerful punch

Perhaps best known as Bill Nye, “The Science Guy,” Nye is also an engineer, comedian, author and inventor who has garnered 18 Emmy awards. Dedicated to fostering a scientifically-literate society and to helping people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work, he has authored and spoken on topics of global importance including climate change, evolution, population, space exploration and STEM education. Nye also serves as CEO of the Planetary Society, the world’s largest space-interest group. As an inventor, he holds a number of unusual patents, including an improved toe shoe for ballerinas, a device to help people learn to throw a baseball better, and a magnifier made of water.

“How cool is it that Bill Nye, “The Science Guy,” [whom] we have all come to know and love will be on hand to headline Commvault GO 2018 in one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in the world?” said Chris Powell, chief marketing officer, Commvault. “More than ever before, we’ve reached a moment in time where innovations in how we are able to manage, move, analyze and recover data can inspire business leaders to achieve things they have never even imagined. For data experts, Commvault GO is a must-attend event that will empower them to not only picture all the remarkable new possibilities they can use data to create, but also provide them with the knowledge and skills they need to transform their enterprise to make these possibilities a reality.”

Connell is a new breed of presenter: a multi-faceted hybrid talent, fusing poetry, comedy, motivational speaking, acting and storytelling into a transformative and original experience that has been captivating global audiences for several years. A National Poetry Champion, he is a two-time HBO Def Poet, and the former creative director for Norman Lear’s “Declare Yourself” campaign.

Coffin has been with TechTarget since 2002 when she started as a publisher. In her current role, she is responsible for editorial, audience development, marketing, product management and sales execution for TechTarget’s Storage, Virtualization and Cloud Media business.

Empowering business leaders to embrace the future with 150-plus sessions

Commvault GO 2018 attendees can choose from more than 150 speaking sessions across a dynamic and engaging format to learn how Commvault solutions can help their organizations simplify, streamline and scale backup and recovery processes across diverse environments; enhance their use of multiple clouds for storage, application deployment and disaster recovery; recover quickly from ransomware or malware attacks; and identify and preserve data to meet GDPR and other regulations. Examples of these speaking sessions include:

  • Cloud Disaster Recovery That Meets RTO and RPO Goals
  • Cloud Customer Panel: What We Did Right, What We Changed and Future Goals
  • Digital Transformation: From Strategic Vision to Value Delivery
  • When Secondary Data Becomes Your Primary Concern
  • Amplify Your Data: Use a Single Platform for DR, Backup and Everything in Between
  • 5 Benefits of Commvault HyperScale™ Technology – Find the Right Solution for You
  • Adding Control and Scale to Your Multi-Cloud Environment
  • GDPR: The First Few Months in Hindsight
  • Beyond Backup: Trends for Data in the Cloud
  • Ransomware is Here to Stay! What Else Can You Do to Be Prepared?

Register now with early-bird pricing, discounted training

With Commvault GO 2016 and Commvault GO 2017 sold out, seats at Commvault GO 2018 will be limited. Attendees who register before July 31, 2018, can take advantage of early-bird pricing. Additionally, guests of Commvault GO 2018 will be able to receive discounted training and certification at the conference, giving users the opportunity to sharpen their skill sets and earn professional certifications. Please go to Commvault GO 2018 to learn more and register now.

Get them while they last – sponsorship opportunities going fast!

With sponsorship opportunities selling fast, Commvault partners can join industry leaders like HPE, Arrow, CDW, INFINIDAT, TechData and many others to take advantage of unique sponsorship opportunities at Commvault GO and connect with a high-value audience composed of Commvault key customers and prospects, strategic partners and other influential attendees. Please visit Commvault GO 2018 to learn more and sponsor now.

Commvault GO® 2018 live in Nashville, Tenn. : A must ‘GO’ to destination!

Commvault GO will be held at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. Known as “Music City,” Nashville is a “GO” to destination that offers attendees a night life like no other city in the world. In fact, this year’s GO closing night party will take place in the heart of all of Nashville’s music scene – at the city’s newest, in-demand club.  Whether it’s walking down Broadway and dipping into one of the many local honky-tonks to take in live music or checking out one of its many museums and historic stages, there is no shortage of things to do. The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center plays host to all the excitement that Nashville brings its guests by being located near all the local attractions including the Grand Ole Opry, Opry Mills, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the General Jackson Showboat and much more.

About Commvault

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