David Smith

David Smith

Distinguished VP Analyst
David Mitchell Smith is a Distinguished Vice President Analyst and Gartner Fellow Emeritus in Gartner Research. Mr. Smith is part of the Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation team where he leads the research agenda for cloud computing and digital disruption.

He specializes in the impact of catalytic technologies, such as the internet, cloud computing, digital business and consumer technologies. During his 20-plus years at Gartner, he has played a leadership role in several of the company's efforts in these areas, including the consumerization of IT and willful disruption, a model for analyzing the intent of disruptors.

He has served as a Lead Gartner Analyst covering major vendors, such as Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, Sun, Google and Deloitte. Mr. Smith is often quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, and has frequently been a guest on CNBC. In 2002, Adweek's Technology Marketing magazine named him The Most Influential Industry Analyst.
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Monday, March 21, 2022 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM AEDT
The Cloud Computing Scenario: The Future of Cloud

Distributed cloud brings together edge, hybrid and new use cases for cloud computing. It represents the future of cloud and addresses specifically the issue of location. Just when you thought you had cloud figured out, new use cases and terms (such as distributed cloud and cloud native) are introduced. Understanding and balancing the current needs with the new uses of cloud are crucial to benefiting from the cloud.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM AEDT
The Cloud Journey: From Strategy to Transformation

Not all cloud journeys are the same but there are similarities. A business-driven strategy coupled with a pragmatic adoption/migration plan are critical. But knowing where you are and where you are headed is critical to success. Journeys range from infrastructure replacement to digital transformation, with many others in between. This session brings all the ingredients together to enable the right journey for you.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.