Join Veeam®, Pure & ConvergeTech for an exclusive NCAA March Madness Bracketology & College Basketball conversation hosted by Scott Van Pelt and Andy Katz! Veeam and Pure will cover the latest in data storage and recovery while Scott and Andy will focus on NCAA tournament insights, players to watch and bracket predictions. Get a leg up on your bracket competition by joining this event and come ready with your questions for the experts! After the event all, attendees will be invited to submit their own brackets into the Veeam & Pure Bracket Contest. Prizes (valued up to $250) will be awarded to the leaders after each round of play.
Scott Van Pelt – Sports Commentator
One of the most passionate, witty, and unique broadcasters, Scott Van Pelt hosts the midnight edition of SportsCenter, after two decades with ESPN.
In 2009, The Scott Van Pelt Show made its debut on ESPN Radio and in a simulcast on ESPN2. The show was re‑named SVP & Russillo in October 2012 and ended in the summer of 2015 when Van Pelt was preparing for the launch of the new midnight SportsCenter. In addition, Van Pelt has contributed to the ESPN College GameDay for several years with his “Bald Man on Campus” feature.
Prior to his career at ESPN, Van Pelt worked at Golf Channel, where he was an anchor and reporter for the sport‑specific network for six years. During his tenure there, he was the co‑host of various studio programs, including Golf Central, Leaderboard Report and occasionally Viewer’s Forum.
Andy Katz – Basketball Analyst
Andy Katz is a reporter, analyst and host for NCAA.com, and hosts the March Madness 365 podcast. He is also a game analyst and reporter for Big Ten Network.
Prior to that, he was a college basketball analyst at ESPN for many years. He also contributed to ESPN The Magazine and ESPN Radio.
Before joining ESPN.com in January 2000, Katz served as the national basketball writer for the Fresno Bee, the Albuquerque Journal and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
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