Nov 02 2017

Commvault GO 2017 to Highlight the Importance of Data and Protecting It

Commvault’s annual customer conference will focus squarely on best practices for data management and protection in a cloud-driven world.

The recent massive security breach that hit credit-monitoring firm Equifax highlighted the importance of data protection and how vulnerable some of our most sensitive data is to theft. Organizations that want to safeguard their data — which should be all of them — need the tools and knowhow to effectively do so, especially as more data resides in the cloud.

Data management and protection are going to be the watchwords at the Commvault GO 2017 conference, which is taking place from Nov. 6-8 at the National Harbor near Washington, D.C. BizTech will be on hand to provide full coverage of Commvault’s annual customer conference, which will focus heavily on the importance of backup and recovery solutions, managing data in the cloud and Commvault’s relationship with key industry partners, including Cisco Systems, Microsoft and Oracle.

On Nov. 7, Commvault CEO Bob Hammer will use the opening keynote session to share his vision for what will come next in managing, analyzing and protecting data, and how IT leaders must prepare for this next wave of innovation and business imperatives.

On Nov. 8, Commvault COO Al Bunte will deliver a keynote address in which he is expected to explore practical approaches to addressing the projects getting today’s highest focus of technology investment: How to run a multi-cloud strategy; how IT can support regulatory compliance for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); how to drive new levels of IT efficiencies through better orchestration and automation and how best to holistically manage data across increasingly ultra-hybrid environments.

There will also be some out-of-the-box keynote speakers, including explorer Robert Swan, the only human to walk to both the North and South Poles, and Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the captain who successfully landed US Airways Flight 1549 in what has become known as the “Miracle on the Hudson.” Swan and Sullenberger will focus on the importance of data in their respective experiences.

There will be sessions on the changing data privacy landscape, the global impact of GDPR, cloud migration, how to fight ransomware, how to protect data on Microsoft’s Office 365 and more. Overall, the conference will feature more than 95 breakout, 30 mini theater and 25 structured lab speaking sessions, as well as industry-specific and other expert-led learning sessions.

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