Valdis Filks is a Research Director for storage technologies and strategies in Gartner Research.
Before joining Gartner, Mr. Filks worked as an EMEA chief storage architect, enterprise systems manager, storage practice manager and professional services storage practice manager in Central and Northern Europe. He has firsthand experience in being a storage administrator - managing and being responsible for a storage department in real-life practice. Mr. Filks has experience from being an end user, selecting storage and server vendors, implementing storage solutions, and supporting and designing systems, to being responsible for consultants and sales for storage and high-end servers. His technical knowledge spans a wide range, from databases, security systems and operating systems, to high- and low-level programming. He has worked throughout EMEA as a PS storage architect.
Mr. Filks is fluent in Latvian and English.
Business Development Manager
Royal Bank of Scotland
Senior Technical Analyst
Central Electricity Generating Board
MVS Systems Programmer
Accelerating Infrastructure Innovation and Agility (retired)
Infrastructure and Operations Leaders
Data Center Infrastructure
B.A., Management and Computer Science, Open University
H.N.D., Computer Science, University of Westminster, London
1How to manage storage infrastructure more efficiently
2How to improve storage administrator productivity
3What storage technologies are important and can save costs
4What storage technologies do not save costs
5How to enjoy work more, work shorter hours and make more money