Chad Knowles on creative team collaboration and powering today’s high-end workflows with OpenDrives’ storage solutions

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OpenDrives’ CEO Chad Knowles joins Steve Waskul to bring you up to date on empowering collaborative high-end workflows with the company’s ultra-fast storage solutions. In StudioXperience at the 2018 NAB Show this year, OpenDrives showcased a range of high-end applications all running from their super-fast network attached storage.

About Chad Knowles

Chad Knowles has a reputation of excellence within the digital media and entertainment space. His talents in devising and executing strategies to impact tens of millions of dollars in revenue generation and market share expansion are widely recognized by industry peers.

With long-standing relationships among media and entertainment companies, Chad’s personal brand as a connector is apparent throughout his career trajectory. His rolodex includes C-level relationships with Warner Bros., Disney, Sony, Apple, Publicis, and McGraw-Hill; as well as IBM, Microsoft, Broadcom, and Hewlett Packard, just to name a few.

A recipient of the Tribune Company’s prestigious “Rainmaker” award early in his professional history, he continued to create opportunities to achieve his professional goals, while enriching his employers in profitability and global influence. He spearheaded entrepreneurial and corporate startups, turnarounds, and mergers and acquisitions. He honed his skills as an entrepreneur, business plan architect, strategist and negotiator as co-founder of OneHope.com (acquired by One Network), and DCS (acquired by Echostar). Chad has also held several high-level executive positions at DellEMC and Isilon.

Chad’s success has resulted in corporate board appointments including The Cannon Group, Hybrid Capital, Mediabridge Capital Advisors, NB Equity Partners, and Ultimate TV. He’s contributed philanthropically to a number of charitable foundations and served on the boards of This Little Light, One Hope Foundation, and Young Executives of America.

Chad’s published works include “Audiovisual Works Identification for the Motion Picture Studio: Conceptual, Operational and Technical”.

Waskul.TV – Powered by HP Z Workstations with Intel® Xeon® processors

HP Z Workstations with Intel® Xeon® processors play a vital role in our Waskul.TV production workflows. StudioXperience showcased the full range of HP Z Workstations at the 2018 NAB Show including several HP Z8 Workstations that powered our virtual set during our live broadcast which you can see in this interview. Learn more by visiting our StudioXperience site.

HP Z Workstations powering the Waskul.TV virtual production workflow at the 2018 NAB Show

The Waskul.TV Broadcast Control Center in StudioXperience at the 2018 NAB Show. Our virtual production workflow includes four HP Z8 Workstations that power the Zero Density Reality software which removes the green backgrounds and composites the live action into the virtual set
The Waskul.TV Broadcast Control Center in StudioXperience at the 2018 NAB Show. Our virtual production workflow includes four HP Z8 Workstations that power the Zero Density Reality software which removes the green backgrounds and composites the live action into the virtual set
At the 2018 NAB Show, StudioXperience featured a new virtual production workflow based upon Zero Density's Reality software running on HP Z8 Workstations
At the 2018 NAB Show, StudioXperience featured a new virtual production workflow based upon Zero Density's Reality software running on HP Z8 Workstations