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Sheila Childs
Sheila Childs
Managing VP
Fresno, TX USA
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Years of Experience
5 years at Gartner
32 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Servers & Storage

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Roles and Responsibilities
Sheila Childs covers storage management software with a primary focus on archiving and secondary focus on related topics such as e-discovery and information governance. She also covers archive storage (including cloud), and other areas related to hardware, software or services associated with managing aging data.
Previous Experience
Ms. Childs has 30 years of experience in the software development industry, including senior-level positions in software engineering, product management, product strategy, marketing, and customer support. She has held multiple leadership positions in the Storage Networking Industry Association, including chairman of the board of directors and chair of the organization's Data Management Forum.
Professional Background
EMC, Director, Product Marketing, 8 years
Legato and OTG Software, VP Product Strategy, 2 years
BMC Software, Product Line Manager, 3 years
B.S., Mathematics, Bates College

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Avoiding the Key Traps of Archival Storage 21-Aug-2014 Sheila Childs, Valdis Filks, Garth Landers
Selecting the Best Archival Storage Architecture for Your Needs 21-Aug-2014 Sheila Childs, Garth Landers, Valdis Filks
Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement 11-Jun-2014 Garth Landers, Alan Dayley, Sheila Childs
IT Planning Guidance for Legal Professionals: The Gartner Legal IT 2020 Scenario 27-Feb-2014 French Caldwell, Kenneth Chin, Carol Rozwell, Debra Logan, Alan Dayley, Andrew Walls, Carsten Casper, Sheila Childs, Jie Zhang, John A. Wheeler
Information Governance Best Practice: Adopt a Use Case Approach 26-Nov-2013 Debra Logan, Alan Dayley, Sheila Childs