Mindy Cancila works as a Managing Vice President in Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) managing the Data center and Cloud operations team. Mindy has been with Gartner for four years. She is also the agenda manager for public cloud. Her current areas of research include cloud adoption strategy, comparing and selecting public cloud service providers for IaaS, and cloud management. Before joining Gartner, Ms. Cancila worked in Dell's Enterprise Strategy group researching cloud adoption patterns to help define private and hybrid cloud strategies. She also spent two years focused on Dell's storage strategy, including software-defined storage and scale-out architectures. Prior to joining Dell, Ms. Cancila worked for 10 years at HP, focused on x86 server hardware and software development and program management.