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Top Analysts Heading to Dell Tech World 2018


in Business, Cloud, Events

As Dell Tech World draws near, we are eager to hear from the industry’s leading analysts on what trends they’re seeing in today’s age of digital transformation. Without a doubt, enterprise cloud adoption has spiked since last year’s show, with enterprises everywhere now racing to migrate mission-critical applications to the cloud–– two key trends our team at Virtustream are following closely. 

This year’s Dell Tech World attendees will include some of the analysts at the very forefront of these conversations. To help you make the most of your time at Dell Tech World here’s an overview of top analysts to follow on social media for the latest insights on how the industry is evolving, and how forward-looking enterprises are adapting.

  1. Craig Lowery, Gartner: Craig is a research director at Gartner where he covers cloud computing from both the vendor and end user perspectives. He’s also a published author, active cloud computing blogger, and a great person to follow if you’re interested in the cloud service provider market, including hyperscale providers. You can find his latest research at Gartner and follow him @DrJCL.
  2. Edwin Yuen, ESG: As an analyst at ESG, Edwin covers cloud platforms & management, including automation and orchestration technologies. Edwin focuses on cloud providers and management offerings, both traditional on-premises solutions and newer, cloud-based solutions. He also covers the emerging areas of IT automation with DevOps and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings. Find his recent posts at ESG and follow him@edwinyuen.
  3. Glenn O'Donnell, Forrester: Glen is a vice president and research director at Forrester who works with infrastructure and operations professionals. He’s a thought leader to remember if you’re following trends in IT service management, IT operations, and the broader social implications of technology evolution. Glenn's specialties are in data center automation and operational excellence. You can read his blog posts at Forrester and follow him @glennodonnell.
  4. Henry Baltazar, 451 Research: As a research VP of Infrastructure, Henry and his team are responsible for driving 451 Research’s server, networking, storage and HCI coverage. Find him at the show if you’re looking for updates on flash, cloud and everything storage. Follow him at @StorageZar.
  5. Rob Enderle, Enderle Group: Rob Enderle is president and principal analyst of the Enderle Group. Currently, Enderle writes on emerging technology, security and Linux for a variety of publications and appears on national news TV shows that include CNBC, FOX, Bloomberg and NPR. Follow him at @Enderle.
  6. Roy Illsley, Ovum: Roy brings more than 35 years’ IT experience to his role as principal analyst at Ovum, where he is the lead analyst for Virtualization and Cloud Computing. Roy’s key areas of research include cloud computing, software defined technologies, IT strategy, service management and data center technologies. View his latest research at Ovum and follow him @royillsley.
  7. Rick Villars, IDC: Rick is a senior member of IDC's IT Infrastructure research team as a Research Vice President of Datacenter and Cloud. He and his team are continuously assessing the evolution of datacenter design, placement, and management strategies, as well as the exploitation of rapidly-evolving technologies in the areas of big data and cloud. Rick is the go-to person if you’re looking to learn more about workloads driving adopting of converged and software defined IT solutions, as well as private and public cloud solutions. You can check out some of his research at IDC.
  8. Torsten Volk, EMA: Torsten is a managing research director at EMA where he specializes in topics and trends that connect the dots between hybrid cloud and the software-defined data centers, to a more business-defined concept of enterprise IT. He leads research projects on hybrid cloud and machine learning combined with an application- and service-centric approach to hyperconverged infrastructure, public cloud, hyperscale computing and more. With over 15 years of enterprise IT experience, Torsten is an analyst to look out for the show. Check out his blog at EMA and follow him @TorstenVolk.

Have something you want to add to the conversation? Come say hello at the Virtustream booth, refer to our cheat sheet to find Team Virtustream during the event or tweet to us @Virtustream