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Key Analyst Influencers Heading to Dell Technologies World 2019

in Events, Executive

With Dell Technologies World 2019 kicking off in a few days, we’re eager to hear from several of the industry’s leading analysts on which cloud and digital transformation trends are making the biggest waves. We’ve seen several important adoption trends guiding the trajectory of cloud over the last year, including the rise of multicloud and the open source phenomenon. The team at Virtustream is tracking these trends closely, and remains committed to partnering with organizations to deliver scalable solutions to meet their mission-critical application needs.

This year’s Dell Technologies World attendees will include key industry analysts at the forefront of these digital and application transformation conversations. Below is an overview of analysts attending this year’s conference to follow on social media for insights on how the industry is evolving and how forward-looking enterprises are adapting for the future.

  • Craig Lowery, Gartner: Craig is a vice president at Gartner where he covers cloud computing from both the vendor and end user perspectives, plus managed services for public cloud and related topics. He’s also a published author, a Dell alumnus and a top analyst to follow if you’re interested in the cloud professional and managed services providers. You can follow him @DrJCL.
  • Rhett Dillingham, Moor Insights & Strategy: Rhett is a senior analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, and is an industry expert on cloud infrastructure and platform services across public, private and hybrid cloud on all leading infrastructures. Prior to becoming an analyst, he held product and engineering leadership roles at Rackspace, AWS and Microsoft. You can check out his recent blog coverage and follow him @rhettdi.
  • Matt Eastwood, IDC: Matt is senior vice president of IDC’s enterprise, datacenter, cloud infrastructure and developer research groups. He leads a team of analysts responsible for identifying and analyzing process and technology trends affecting edge infrastructure, enterprise datacenters and clouds worldwide. You can follow him @matteastwood.
  • Rob Enderle, Enderle Group: Rob is the president and principal analyst of the Enderle Group, and is one of the most quoted pundits in the industry. He brings extensive expertise and IT industry analysis skills from his time at Forrester Research, Giga Information Group and IBM. Check out his posts on Enderle Group and follow him at @Enderle.
  • Roy Illsley, Ovum: Roy brings more than 38 years of IT experience to his role as a distinguished analyst at Ovum, where he is the lead analyst for virtualization and cloud computing. Roy’s research focuses on cloud computing, software defined technologies, IT strategy and service management. View his latest research at Ovum and follow him @royillsley.
  • Charles King, Pund-IT: Charles is the president and principal analyst of Pund-IT with expertise ranging from emerging consumer devices to enterprise datacenter technologies. You can subscribe to his weekly newsletter, check out his blog and follow him @PundITInc.
  • Bob Laliberte, ESG: Bob is a practice director and senior analyst interested in the software-defined and virtual architectures driving the next wave of network investment. He covers the network, cloud and service offerings that telcos, cable operators and MSPs are delivering to enterprise customers. Check out his recent blog posts and find him on Twitter @BobLaliberte.
  • Pam Miller, IDC: Pam is director of infrastructure channels research in the channels and alliances research group at IDC. She offers guidance on vendors’ indirect go-to-market strategies, partnering practices and trends impacting relationships between software vendors and their channel partners. Follow her on Twitter @pamelamil.
  • Deepak Mohan, IDC: Deepak is a research director within IDC's enterprise infrastructure practice. With more than a decade of engineering and business experience in the tech industry, his research focuses on cloud infrastructure, including insights on public cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). You can follow him @dpk_mohan.
  • Bob O’Donnell, TECHnalysis Research: Bob is the president and chief analyst of TECHnalysis Research where he covers a broad range of technology topics, from cloud computing to devices and IoT to AR/VR. He hosts a weekly podcast and publishes commentary on tech industry trends at, and is a frequent guest on broadcast outlets. Follow him @bobodtech.
  • Melanie Posey, 451 Research: Melanie is the research vice president and general manager for 451 Research’s Voice of the Enterprise cloud transformation offering. Melanie offers counsel on automating enterprise workloads in multi-cloud environments and has won numerous awards during her 20+ year career in the tech research and consulting space. You can find her on Twitter @MelanieAPosey.
  • Rick Villars, IDC: Rick is a research vice president of datacenter and cloud and a senior member of IDC's IT infrastructure research team. Rick is a go-to source to learn about workloads driving adoption of converged- and software-defined IT solutions, as well as private and public cloud solutions. Follow him on Twitter @rvillars.

Ready to join the conversation? Follow us and tweet @Virtustream and @DellTechWorld for live updates, track #DellTechWorld, or come chat with our team at the Virtustream booth 1213 if you’re heading to Las Vegas.