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Ken Rothenberger

Sr Director, Advisory

Ken Rothenberger is a Senior Director Advisor at Gartner, focusing on: Public cloud strategy, migration, and infrastructure. This extends to service provider management (AWS, Alibaba, Google, Microsoft and Oracle) as well as cloud operations. Dr. Rothenberger has led large scale data center consolidation, migration and co-location strategies as well. Dr. Rothenberger has over 25 years of experience in various enterprise leadership roles including service management, compliance and audit, security, disaster recovery and data management. As a solution architect Dr. Rothenberger has built out highly available cloud platforms focusing on automation, observability and telemetry.


Ken Rothenberger previously worked for General Mills as an EA leading their cloud strategy. While their he established and led the Cloud Center of Excellence and Cloud Architecture communities.

Prior to General Mills Ken was the director of Cloud Architecture for MediaBeacon. As a director, Ken was responsible for the solution architecture, migration and security as well as training cloud engineers and operations teams.

Professional Background

VP - Cloud Services Code42 2- years

Managing Director CompuCom 3-years

Director Data Center Operations Velocity - 1 year

Manager Infrastructure & Operations Medtronic 5-yers

Previous experience

Cloud Strategy & Cloud Infrastructure Consultant, Enterprise/Solution Architect design and deploy applications in Azure, AWS, GCP & Alibaba

Professional background

General Mills

Sr. Enterprise Architect - Cloud Strategy


Director Cloud Architecture


VP Cloud Support

Areas of coverage

I&O Operations Management

Data Center Infrastructure

Cloud and Edge Infrastructure


PhD Business & Technology

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Cloud Strategy, Guidelines, Guardrails, Guiding Principles and Tactics

2Cloud Infrastructure, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS Road maps

3Cloud Architecture, Cloud design, backup and HA

4Cloud Operations, Operating model, incident and change management, ITSM

5Cloud Management, Team organization, Training and skills development