Speaker bio

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, May 18, 2020 / 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
The Future of Cloud Computing: Distributed Cloud

A distributed cloud refers to the distribution of public cloud services to different locations outside the cloud providers' data centers while the originating public cloud provider assumes responsibility for the operation, governance, maintenance and updates. This represents a significant shift from the centralized model of most public cloud services and will lead to a new era in cloud computing.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 / 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM EDT
Cloud Strategy Cookbook

The top question in cloud computing is “How do we build a comprehensive cloud strategy?” CIOs and enterprise architects struggle with prioritization and creating a strategy to ensure cloud success. This session takes a “cookbook approach” to:
• Cloud strategy in the context of your overall strategic planning
• How to structure a cloud strategy
• Principles that will guide you to that goal

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