Shawn recently joined HGST in a sales engineer role supporting oil & gas accounts for HGST’s S3BU (SSDs, Software and Solutions Business Unit). Prior to HGST, Shawn worked at a seismic processing company where he supported a large HPC and storage environment. There, he used SSDs to accelerate a seismic processing workflow, improving an I/O intensive workflow from 3 weeks to 1 day. Earlier in his career, Shawn managed over 4PB of globally-deployed storage for a top-tier oil company, along with a global deployment of HPC clusters at 20 sites and over 2,000 nodes. Shawn has been working with applications, storage and HPC in oil & gas exploration for over 16 years.