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Make Data Work
March 25-28, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Stefaan Vervaet

Stefaan Vervaet
Senior Director, Strategic Alliances and Market Development, Western Digital Corporation


Stefaan Vervaet is a San Jose-based storage expert and senior director of product marketing and strategic alliances for Western Digital’s Data Center Systems business unit, where he’s responsible for leading marketing and business development efforts to deliver advanced object storage-based systems and emerging storage solutions for today’s at-scale enterprise and cloud workloads, including big data analytics, virtualization, application acceleration, and long-term backup/active archives. He has 15 years of experience as a business-focused technologist in the data storage and backup industry, with an extensive startup background that includes product management and go-to-market positions in the backup space and technical sales and support. An innovator with a proven track record, Stefaan successfully helped build startup companies like DataCenter Technologies, a dedupe technology (acquired by Veritas), and Amplidata, a leading object storage vendor (acquired by HGST, a Western Digital Company), where he established and built the US office running technical sales, support, and operations worldwide. He holds a master’s degree in applied informatics from the University of Ghent, Belgium.


1:50pm2:30pm Thursday, March 28, 2019
Visualization and UX
Location: 2024
Stefaan Vervaet (Western Digital Corporation), Alain Dufaux (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL))
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The École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) spearheaded the official digital archival of 15,000+ hours of A/V content captured from the Montreux Jazz Festival since 1967. Stefaan Vervaet and Alain Dufaux explain how EPFL created an immersive 3D VR experience. From capture and store to delivery and experience, they detail the evolution of the workflow that made it all possible. Read more.