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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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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
Vendor Rating: HP 22-Nov-2013 Neil MacDonald, Tiffani Bova, Leslie Fiering, Bryan Britz, Roger W. Cox, Donna Scott, Will Cappelli, Andrew Neff, Thomas E. Murphy, Rob Addy, Sheila Childs, David W. Cearley, Joseph Neapolitan, Jennifer S. Beck, Mark Fabbi, Martin Reynolds, Andrew Butler, George J. Weiss, Sharon McNee
IT Market Clock for Storage, 2013 06-Sep-2013 Valdis Filks, Pushan Rinnen, Stanley Zaffos, John Monroe, Roger W. Cox, Dave Russell, Alan Dayley, Gene Ruth, Arun Chandrasekaran, Sheila Childs, Joseph Unsworth