Mindy Cancila

Mindy Cancila

Vice President

Mindy Cancila works as a Research Vice President in Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) and is the agenda manager for public cloud. 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 for four years in Dell’s Enterprise Strategy group researching cloud adoption patterns to help define the private and hybrid cloud strategy. 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.

Years of Experience:

  • 3 years in total with Gartner
  • 20 years in IT industry

Top 5 Issues I Help Clients Address:

  • Public cloud management
  • Cloud adoption strategy – public, private and hybrid
  • Creating a cloud business case
  • Identifying and mitigating risk in public cloud computing
  • Application migration for public cloud

Roles That Need My Research:

  • Cloud Architect
  • IT Architect
  • Engineer
  • Operations Management

Common Inquiries I Address:

  • Developing an enterprise cloud-computing strategy, benefits and risks of cloud computing, IaaS providers, public cloud management, deploying hybrid clouds, cloud business case and budgeting, cloud services expense management, cloud services brokers.
Sunday, August 20, 2017 / 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Cloud Provider Bake-Off 2017

The Catalyst Cloud Provider Bake-off will warm up the conference starting on Sunday afternoon. Representatives of Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle will take the stage to show a side by side, Gartner-scripted challenge to demonstrate their cloud services. They will also be tasked with sharing one cool, innovative use case that differentiates their capabilities. After the solution provider demonstrations, a panel of Gartner Analysts will discuss their personal impressions of the demonstrations and how attendees can assess the cloud providers services when developing their cloud provider evaluations.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening Keynote: Three Keys to Architect Your Digital Future

The digital business era is underway, and we face the most technologically diverse ecosystem ever. Confronted by a dizzying array of choices surrounding cloud computing, big data, IoT, DevOps, analytics, and more, technical professionals must come to grips with the fact that the breakneck pace of technology evolution will continue to accelerate. Through all of this complexity and change emerges three simple principles you can apply to architect your digital future.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Developing and Advancing Hybrid and Public Cloud Strategies

Enterprises are increasingly harnessing the power of the public cloud. Most will live in a multicloud world, with applications and data hosted in an interconnected mesh of public cloud services, private clouds and data centers. This session will provide guidance on building cloud-first strategies, architecting hybrid solutions, and advancing your organizations cloud strategy.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 11:50 AM - 1:05 PM

Empowering Women in Technology

Join this luncheon to network with amazing women that are driving technology innovation into and throughout their companies. Regardless of where you are in your professional journey, there is something here for everyone. Build a strong support network to identify programs and resources to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Successfully Manage Public IaaS and PaaS Services with Gartner's Technical Professionals Research

Join us for an exclusive Elite-only session to learn how to develop a cloud management strategy and choose among the cloud provider's native tools, third-party software, DIY and managed services.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Events Navigator after you register for this event.

Meet the analysts face to face.

Gartner Catalyst Conference 2017
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, 1 Market Pl,San Diego,CA92101
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