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Michael Wodka

VP, Team Manager

Michael Wodka is a Vice President, Team Manager within the IT Infrastructure and Operations group. His team covers a broad set of enterprise IT storage and data protection technology topics. These topics include primary storage, hybrid/public cloud storage, distributed file systems and object storage, software-defined storage, storage-as-a-service, backup and recovery, enterprise information archiving, information lifecycle management, and E-Discovery.

Previously at Gartner, Michael managed the I&O executive advisory team. Prior to this role, he was a Director, Advisory covering enterprise architecture and information security and risk management. In this role, Mr. Wodka advised enterprise architecture and information security executives on functional and operational best practices.

Previous experience

Mr. Wodka previously worked for CEB on their IT Roadmap Builder product, a SaaS tool that helps IT organizations develop strategy and technology roadmaps. He specialized in customer success management and advising technical leaders on best practices in IT roadmap development.

His prior roles at CEB also include post-merger integration project management, business intelligence, software development, and research in CEB's Innovation and Strategy group.

Professional background


Business Intelligence/Operations Manager


Integration Project Manager


Senior Research Analyst/Research Analyst

Areas of coverage

I&O Operations Management

I&O Platforms


B.A., Economics, Cornell University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Primary Storage

2Hybrid/Public Cloud Storage

3Backup and Recovery

4Enterprise Information Archiving