David Smith

David Smith

Distinguished VP Analyst
David Mitchell Smith is a Vice President and Gartner Fellow in Gartner Research, where he leads the research agendas for digital disruption and cloud computing. Mr. Smith 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 and AOL, and is currently the lead on Google. 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|Monday, May 18, 2020 12:00 PM
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|Tuesday, May 19, 2020 03:15 PM
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

Meet the experts face to face.