Top 98 Cloud Computing Blogs of 2017
If you’re looking for practical, comprehensive and educational blogs that can better your cloud knowledge, you’ve come to the right place!
Here are the 98 best cloud computing blogs you should follow in 2017.
A look up to the clouds:
Over the past few years there has been an explosion of high quality cloud computing blogs with a variety of specializations. We decided to see which blogs were the best out there.
Whether you’re a die hard cloud fanatic or you’re still figuring out how to use DropBox, these blogs will provide you with the tools, tips and techniques you need to get the most out of your cloud fix!
Here’s the Top 98 Cloud Computing Blogs:
Cloud Computing Visionary
Currently the SVP at Cloud Technology Partners, David was recently named #1 cloud influencer by a report by Apollo Research. Having been a 5 times CTO and written 13 books on computing and over 5,000 published articles he is truly a front runner in the cloud computing space. His articles cover a wide variety of topics and provides an essential insight into the industry.
VP & CTO – Amazon.com
Werner is an avid believer in scaling and building new things. He provides valuable insight into activity at AWS that proves to be the envy of the industry. His blog contains highly informative content that explores the latest that cloud computing has to offer. The blog also provides actionable advice and identifies emerging trends.
Founder – One Million by One Million
Sramana Mitra is the founder of One Million by One Million (1M/1M), the world’s first and only global virtual incubator/accelerator, to help a million entrepreneurs globally to reach a million dollars in annual revenue, build $1 trillion in global GDP, and create 10 million jobs. She has been an entrepreneur and a strategy consultant in Silicon Valley since 1994. As an entrepreneur CEO, Sramana founded three companies. Sramana was also a columnist for Forbes. She currently also syndicates her columns to Wired, Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, Xconomy, Small Business Trends, and a host of other publications. In 2015, LinkedIn named Sramana one of their Top 10 Influencers.
Founder – TechVentive, Inc.
Holding a BBA (Marketing) and an MBA (Finance) from the University of Texas at Austin, Brian has over 30 years of experience in the technology services arena. He is an avid fan of all things cloud. Advising over 100 of the Fortune 500 in financial software selection he has a proven track record and maintains an excellent blog on diginomica. His firm TechVentive, Inc. helps technology firms win more, win better and win conclusively in the marketplace.
Charles “Chuck” Berger
Chief Executive Officer, Board Member – Kenandy
Chuck Berger is a forerunner in Cloud ERP specifically within the Manufacturing and Distribution industries. He has been featured in CIOReview and helps business streamline their procurement, inventory management, warehouse management, global financials and order management in one seamless system. Some of the key clients include Merrow Sewing Machine Company, Philips, 3 Sigma Corporation and Primus Power. With Chuck’s help, Frost & Sullivan has selected Kenandy as the #1 Cloud ERP for small and mid-sized manufacturing companies.
Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer – Cobloom Ltd
Ryan is a Co-Founder at Cobloom, a company specializing in addressing growth challenges of SaaS companies. Ryan holds a degree in Economics and Sociology. The blog contains tons of useful information on SaaS and how it can be used to grow your business. Their unique style to blogging and use of graphics is effective and makes for an excellent read which leaves you with loads of ideas.
Contributing Analyst –
Buyer’s Lab LLC
Ted is a major contributor to several leading companies including PCMag, SmallBusinessComputing, Accounting Technology and Digital Trends. He has written some detailed reviews of Cloud ERP software that provides insights to thousands of companies. Ted Holds a BA, Accounting and MS, Teaching.
Founder & MD – THINKstrategies
As a respected speaker, Jeff has established himself with a 30 year background in the industry as one of the most influential cloud computing bloggers out there. His blog has won numerous awards and there’s good reason why. THINKStrategies has been around since 2001 and advises some of the major players out there. The blog deals with Cloud Computing, SaaS, Managed Services, Out-Tasking, Industry Inversion, IoT & Big Data.
CEO, Thorn Technologies
Jeff Thorn is CEO and Principal Software Architect of Thorn Technologies. For nearly two decades, Jeff has successfully designed and delivered scalable, distributed, high-volume and high-transaction enterprise software systems and cloud solutions for companies such as Sprint, Acxiom, Nokia, H&R Block, and Caesars Entertainment. Thorn Technologies is an AWS certified partner and its blog has many in-depth articles and tutorials about the cloud’s impact on big data, artificial intelligence, serverless architectures, and much more.
VP Growth – Aporeto
A self-proclaimed “provocateur,” Cohen’s blog, Elastic Vapor, discusses the biggest cloud providers, platforms and industry happenings with jaunty sometimes sarcastic undertones. Cohen’s blog posts are also featured on Forbes. He is intimately involved in the startup scene around the globe.
Lauren Gibbons Paul
Freelance Writer and Editor
Lauren is a 20-year veteran freelance business/technology writer and editor. She has written for the Boston Business Journal, Harvard Business Review & Forbes. Her blog that she maintains on techtarget.com contains useful insight into the industry and tackles some of the challenges encountered by leading organizations when migrating to the clould. She has an expertise in the manufacturing industry with ERP systems.
Founder Bob Scott’s Insights
Bob is a key player in influencing and entertaining the mid-market financial software community. He has an email newsletter which he has been sending out for over 16 years. He was initially a technology editor of Accounting Today and then the Editor of Accounting Technology from 1997 through 2009. He runs his own blog, bobscottsinsights.com which provides an annual “Top VAR” report commonly used by the industry.
IT Solutions Executive & CSC Distinguished Engineer
JP Morgenthal is a veteran IT solutions executive and CSC Distinguished Engineer. Morgenthal is a cloud evangelist who weighs issues of IT transformation and the implementation of modern cloud systems from a business perspective. He’s written several books about cloud computing and information integration and frequently blogs on those topics in The Tech Evangelist.
Publisher / Editor – CloudAve and Enterprise Irregulars
Zoli is an esteemed Industry Observer, Blogger, Startup Advisor, Program Chair @ SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs). He also has 15 years of experience immersed in the business of Enterprise Software, at management positions with SAP, IBM, Deloitte, KPMG and the like. CloudAve has been noted as an excellent resource in the industry and has a variety of esteemed contributors.
Co-Founder, CTO – Cloudscaling
Co-Founder, CTO at Cloudscaling. Randy Bias is a recognized influencer in cloud computing. He was declared a top 10 cloud pioneer by InformationWeek & Digital Influencer by Forbes. An entrepreneur, writer, speaker and futurist, Randy accurately predicted the geometric growth rate of AWS. Notably, Randy has initiated and led successful open sourcing efforts for several traditional ISVs.
Cofounder & Partner – SMB Group, Inc.
Laurie provides more than 20 years of experience as an IT industry analyst. Some of her focus areas include cloud computing, mobile solutions, business solutions, internet of things (IoT), social networking and collaboration, and managed services. Her blog, lauriemccabe.com has many video interviews with leaders of industry providing advice to SMBs.
Business leader & Technology Evangelist – Diversity Ltd
Diversity.net.nz is Ben’s personal blog where he focuses on the convergence of business and technology. His subject matter includes enterprise development, digital transformation & startups. Ben has been featured on Forbes, Network Work, ReadWriteWeb, GigaOm, the Guardian and in various other publications. His blog features some of the latest movement in the industry and is great to keep tabs on enterprise moves.
Lydia Leong, a Washington DC-based technology analyst at Gartner, who has worked in systems administration, systems programming, Web development, Web hosting, business and consumer Internet access (from dial-up through broadband and enterprise networks), and the Internet portal space. she has done devops since long before the term existed. Her in-depth blog often discusses the findings and opinions that Lydia generates from her professional analyses, and is updated approximately once a month.
Internet Software Executive –
Markodojo, Chaotic Flow, B2B Marketing Strategy, and Cloud Ave
Joel holds degrees in physics from Caltech and Cornell and received his MBA from the University of Chicago. He has been making and marketing B2B software for the better part of the last 20 years for a wide range of companies and products including SaaS, enterprise and desktop across an even wider range of industry sectors (marketing, financial services, supply chain, security, business intelligence, etc.). His contributions to various blogs illustrate that he is an expert in the industry.
UK Sales Director – Natterbox
Recently appointed UK Sales Director at Natterbox, Ian Moyse has over 25 years of experience in the IT Sector, with the past 12 being focused in cloud. Ian was named by Onalytica as the 2017 #1 Social Influencer on Cloud. Moyse has been keynote speaker at many events and runs one of the largest Channel Groups worldwide on LinkedIn. He Was awarded a Power Profile by Linkedin and UK Sales Director of the year by the Institute of Sales Management. He sits as non exec on the boards of a number of Industry Bodies (Cloud Industry Forum & FAST) and technology firms.
Cloud Computing Expert and Technology Advisor – RicksCloud
Currently the Chief Technology Officer at Motus and Cloud Computing Expert and Technology Advisor at RicksCloud. He has 20 years of product, business development, and high-tech experience with Fortune 500 companies, developing innovative technology strategies, with particular expertise in Cloud computing integration, Delivering cost effective IT services, Strategic planning and development for Information Systems and Creating innovative businesses.
Analyst, Advisor, Consultant & Principal – CloudPulse Strategies
Sam Charrington is the Analyst, consultant and founder of the CloudPulse Strategies blog, he helps IT professionals both in the enterprise as well as those working for vendors understand cloud and work toward adoption.He served as vice president of product management and marketing for Appistry, a St. Louis-based software company.Charrington is active in the cloud industry, and in 2008 he founded CloudCamp, a series of events for early adopters to share their cloud experience and exchange ideas.
Vice President Of Products – Zerostack
Kamesh Pemmaraju is the Vice President Of Products at ZeroStack. Pemmarju’s primary professional focus is evangelizing OpenStack and bringing the open-source cloud operating system into the enterprise by crafting marketing and go-to-market strategies.He specializes in Product marketing and product management, demand gen and social marketing, technology alliances, go-to-market strategies, Market analysis, OpenStack, Kubernetes, Evangelism and Enterprise Software.
Principal Analyst, Founder – Constellation Research, Inc.
Ray Wang is the Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman of Constellation Research, Inc. Ray’s best selling book Disrupting Digital Business published by Harvard Business Press describes why 52% of Fortune 500 have been merged, acquired, or gone bankrupt since 2000. He is the author of the popular blog “A Software Insider’s Point of View.” With viewership in the millions of page views a year, his blog provides insight into how disruptive technologies and business models impact brands and enterprises.
Director, Global Cloud Platform Management And Cloud Services; Adjunct Professor, Webster University; Forbes Contributor
Columbus currently serves as a Director at Ingram Micro Cloud. He is also the founder of Software Strategies Research, a consulting firm that provides insight into how SaaS applications can boost financial performance and streamline operations of an enterprise.In Columbus’s blog, A Passion for Research, his passion for cloud computing comes through loud and clear. Columbus writes about Software as a Service and Platform as a Service cloud computing, in addition to CRM and ERP systems.
CIO Strategic Advisor – AVOA
Advisory Board – CloudVelox
Board of Directors – Modius
Tim’s primary position is the CIO Strategic Advisor at AVOA. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Modius and on the Advisory Board for CloudVelox.
He holds an MBA in International Business with Honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems both from Golden Gate University. Crawford is ranked as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Chief Information Technology Officers (#4), Top 100 Most Social CIOs (#7), Top 20 People Most Retweeted by IT Leaders (#5) and Top 100 Cloud Experts and Influencers.
Business Technology Executive
For over 25 years and across five continents, Andi has built success with Fortune 500 corporations, technology vendors, governments, and as a leading research analyst and business consultant. Andi is a well sought-after commentator on business technology – published in USA Today, New York Times, Forbes, CIO, and Wall Street Journal; presented at Gartner ITxpo, VMworld, CA World, Interop, Cloud Expo, SAPPHIRE, and Citrix Synergy. Co-author of the popular handbook, ‘Visible Ops – Private Cloud‘ and most recently, ‘The Innovative CIO‘ he is seen as one of the top cloud computing experts.
Currently a first-year MBA student, Cole is interested in entrepreneurship and marketing. His blog provides insight into where tech meets business including ERP, CRM, Databases and IoT. Along with his team, he recently took 3rd place developing a strategy and implementation plan for attracting millennials to work at CVS corporate as part of a competition and won $3,000. He is enthusiastically blogging about his MBA experiences and what he learns.
President & Founder – Interarbor Solutions
Interarbor Solutions is a Gilford, N.H.-based IT research firm founded by Dana. His blog, BriefingsDirect, is a content platform for his analyst business. The blog incorporates a blend of content forms — like podcasts and social media — to explain the latest enterprise software, cloud, and big data topics and advances to IT professionals, sometimes with the help of guest IT pros and bloggers.
VP & Distinguished Engineer at Amazon Web Services
James Hamilton is vice president and distinguished engineer at Amazon Web Services. In his role, he focuses on infrastructure efficiency, reliability and scaling. In Perspectives, His passion about renewable energy as well as power management and optimization comes through loud and clear. The blog focuses on data center design and operations, server hardware design and optimization, high-scale storage software and hardware systems, service design principles and power efficiency.
Founder & CEO –
Steve Jin is an accomplished technologist at VCE (Cisco + EMC), VMware, IBM, Rational, etc. and an Author of best ranked book on vSphere APIs by Prentice Hall. Jin also founded DoubleCloud Inc. two years ago. His blog, DoubleCloud, is aimed at IT professionals, but especially VMware architects, developers and administrators. The blog covers Jin’s opinions, as well as his practice in private and public cloud computing, virtualization, software architecture and development.
Director of Technical Solutions –
SolidFire (now part of NetApp)
Aaron has an extremely deep and well-rounded understanding of virtualization and cloud computing as well as a pragmatic view on how to take these technologies into the enterprise. Beyond his business acumen Aaron’s ability to engage thought leaders in mediums like Twitter and via his Cloudcast podcast are a rarity. In short, Aaron blends the skills of an IT architect with that of a gifted communicator and is a valuable contributor both in a marketing and architect capacity.
CEO – Janrain, Inc.
Currently the CEO at Janrain, Inc. Kaskade refers to himself as a “serial entrepreneur,” who is also the vice president and general manager of big data and analytics for CSC. In the past, he has led several IT startups in the cloud industry, as well as online digital media and advertising, and semiconductor technology companies.
Stealth Network Engineer – Hyperion, Inc
Walter Lapinsky currently works for Hyperion Inc. as a stealth network engineer. Walt has over 40 years of software development, business-to-business marketing and partner relationship management experience. Lapinsky’s self-titled blog focuses on cloud computing and data security as well as current events in the IT industry.
Principal Technical Evangelist – F5 Networks
Lori MacVittie is currently the principal technical evangelist for F5 Networks. She is a subject matter expert on emerging technology responsible for outbound evangelism across F5’s entire product suite. Prior to joining F5, MacVittie was an award-winning technology editor at Network Computing Magazine. MacVittie is a member of the Board of Regents for the DevOps Institute, and an Advisory Board Member for CloudNOW.
Andi Mann is an accomplished digital business executive.For over 25 years and across five continents, Andi has built success with Fortune 500 corporations, technology vendors, governments, and as a leading research analyst and business consultant. Andi is a sought-after commentator on business technology – published in USA Today, New York Times, Forbes, CIO, and Wall Street Journal; presented at Gartner ITxpo, VMworld, CA World, Interop, Cloud Expo, SAPPHIRE, and Citrix Synergy.
Paul Miller, a U.K. based blogger and thought leader in the fields of cloud computing and semantic technology, serves as a senior analyst focusing on the industrial internet of things (IoT) and cloud computing. Paul joined Forrester in 2015, having spent the previous six years as an independent analyst and founder of The Cloud of Data. He was also a long-serving and active contributor to Gigaom Research’s Analyst Network. Prior to that, Paul was a member of the senior management team at a UK software company.
VP Marketing at Vidder, Inc.
Currently the VP Marketing at Vidder, Inc. is a specialist in consumer products, telecom, networking, security and all aspects of business strategy. He was also named as a Power Player in Technology Business Media in 2013. His target audience is perhaps 100 of the most influential thought leaders in information technology. He initially created Archimedius in order to more effectively communicate with people who once required heavy travel and elaborate slide presos.
Research VP at Gartner
Gregor Petri is Research VP at Gartner, covering cloud computing, cloud service brokerage and service provider strategies. Prior to this, as a regular speaker at industry events, he wrote the cloud primer “Shedding Light on Cloud Computing” (2009) and many other cloud publications. His LeanITmanager blog is syndicated across sites worldwide and he was named by Cloud Computing Journal as one of the world’s Top 100 Bloggers on Cloud Computing.
CTO & Founder GigaSpaces
Nati Shalom is a chief technology officer and founder of GigaSpaces and heads the influential Israeli Grid consortium. His focus is on distributed technology and architecture, topics on which he frequently speaks at industry conferences. He is an evangelist for Space Based Architecture and Data Grid patterns.
Advisory Services Cloud Application Lead – DXC Technology
Currently Christian Verstraete serves as a advisory lead, helping customers migrate their applications and workloads to the cloud. Verstraete has been working in the European and global basis for the last 35 years, specializing in the use of information technology to support business processes within the enterprise and across eco-systems. He has dealt with many cultures, worked with teams around the globe managing $3.2B global business with revenues coming from all continents.
Founder at SmoothSpan, CEO – CNCCookbook, Inc.
Bob Warfield Currently serves as the CEO of CNCCookbook, Inc. Warfield is a Serial Entrepreneur with broad industry experience including CNC Manufacturing, social, cloud, big data, SaaS, desktop, and enterprise software in organizations ranging from startup to publicly traded $500M/year companies.
VP, Strategy and Technology Evangelist – CA Technologies
George is currently Vice President of Strategy at CA Technologies Office of the CTO. He founded the CA Technologies’ Engineering Services team to drive efficiency in their engineering and technical teams. In the early 2000s while in this role he created and led the development, deployment, and operation of CA Technologies’ own private cloud.
Technical Director, Business Critical Applications Engineering – Nutanix
Michael Webster is among a small number of Nutanix Platform Experts (NPX-007) and VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX-066), currently the only NPX and VCDX in New Zealand, and a vExpert, with deep experience delivering project management, ITIL based VMware operational readiness and technical architecture consulting services to enterprise and service provider clients around the world. Michael has been in the IT industry since 1995 and consulting from 2001 to 2013 before joining Nutanix. He has established a niche as one of the global subject matter experts on virtualizing business critical applications i.e. SAP, Oracle, Java Systems, MS SQL Server, MS Sharepoint, MS Exchange and Monster VM’s
Founder & Editor in Chief – The New Stack
The New Stack is an online technology publication that explains and analyzes application development and management at scale. In his nearly 30-year career in journalism, he’s been a writer at TechCrunch, SiliconAngle and what is now known as ReadWrite.
Proprietor – Foskett Services
Stephen is a Microsoft MVP, VMWare Expert, and a long-time voice in the storage industry. He has authored numerous articles for leading publications like TechTarget and has spoken at several industry conferences. He runs Foskett services and organizes the popular, Tech Field Day event series.
Chief Evangelist – Amazon Web Services
Jeff Barr is the Chief Evangelist for the Amazon Web Services where his goal is to create awareness for the AWS. He created the AWS blog, and has written more than 1600 posts since 2004. He also oversees the management of the blog right from scheduling and writing, to promoting each published post. Barr is an adviser to the Cloud Computing Certificate Program offered by the University of Washington.
Senior Editor – Network World
Brandon Butler is the senior editor at IDG’s popular tech publication, Network World, where he covers all the happenings in the cloud computing industry by monitoring the hottest new startups, focusing on the advancements of major players in the industry, and tracking end user deployments. He is also the author of the Cloud Chronicles blog.
VP, Strategy – ActiveState Software
Golden is the Vice President, Strategy at ActiveState Software, as well as an avid cloud blogger for CIO.com. His vast experience working with organizations to effectively adopt and integrate cloud computing has earned him the honor of being named one of Wired.com’s top ten most influential people in cloud computing. Golden has previously served as the CEO of HyperStratus, a cloud computing consulting firm that advises enterprises and service providers across the world, as well as authoring several books, including “Virtualization for Dummies” and “Amazon Web Services for Dummies”, and has keynoted and presented at cloud computing events and conferences across the globe.
Executive Vice President at Microsoft
Scott Guthrie is Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of the Cloud and Enterprise group, credited with heading the Microsoft Azure team along with several others.
Research Director, Application Management – Enterprise Management Associates
Julie Craig has over 20 years of deep and broad experience in software engineering, IT infrastructure and integration engineering, and enterprise management. Julie has a Master’s Degree in Computer Information Systems, with emphasis areas in Object Oriented technologies and Enterprise Architecture. At EMA, Julie’s focus is on configuration management and application performance. At EMA, Craig’s focus areas are Application Management, public and hybrid Cloud, Integration Technologies, and Application Performance (APM).
Author, independent researcher and speaker exploring innovation
Joe McKendrick is an author and independent researcher, covering innovation, information technology trends and markets. Pondering disruption, tech and otherwise. He speaks frequently on cloud, data, and enterprise computing topics at industry events and Webcasts. As an independent analyst, he has authored numerous research reports in partnership with Forbes Insights and Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc.
Global Head of Vertical Market Development, Strategy & Planning –
James Staten has over 20 years experience in marketing, business development and corporate strategy with large tech companies and startups, he has raised venture money and worked as a journalist. Staten’s passions are trending and forecasting new technologies and mapping them to customer needs, helping his clients beat competitors to market with innovative solutions and services, building communities that connect people in ways not possible before and stretching to reach new goals.
Tech Executive & Entrepreneur
Subraya is a Technology executive and a Product Leader with over 15 years of expertise in conceiving and building enterprise software businesses from the ground-up in the areas of Financial Services, Property Management, Project Management, Supply Chain, CRM and Procurement.Most recently at True Balance, he helped create a corporate performance management application to help the company leaders substantially improve organizational performance.
Research Manager & Lead Analyst – Platform as a Service at IDC
Larry Carvalho has 26 years of progressive experience in business and information technology assisting global enterprise customers gain competitive advantage. He is a Dynamic leader anticipating challenging economic conditions by including Cloud Computing technology into solutions that adapt to shifting customer expectatons. Carvalho’s Prior roles include project executive, solutions facilitator, architect, systems analyst, database designer, trainer and programmer.
Research Director & Global Cloud Leader at IBM
Lynn Kesterson-Townes currently the Research Director & Global Cloud Leader at IBM Institute for Business Value has over twenty years of management and advisory expertise in management consulting, strategic planning, business development, marketing, partner development, mergers and acquisitions and project management.
Developer Evangelist at Amazon
Randall Hunt is currently an Developer Evangelist at Amazon Web services. Hunt has experience in several roles of application development, systems administration, dev ops, and project management. He also has some limited experience with mass properties and materials engineering.He is interested in working with startups/companies who are contributing to our scientific understanding of the universe.
Experienced Cloud Leader & Evangelist
David is Currently working for VMware Cloud Service Provider Business Unit, as a Staff Technologist, developing and evangelizing VMware’s Go To Market Cloud Strategy and Architecture. In David’s previous role he was the lead evangelist for VMware vCloud Air. Over the past twenty years, David has been a successful entrepreneur, architect and business consultant working with some of the top consultancies and businesses around the world.
CEO and President – Joyent
Currently the CEO and President at Joyent. Scott joined Joyent from Cisco where he served as the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Cisco’s Cloud and Systems Management Technology Group. Scott was the founder, President and CEO of Digital Market, Inc. (DMI), the leading provider of Web-based sourcing and procurement solutions for direct materials. Scott also pioneered an successful startup, EcoSystems Software, where as a co-founder, he was instrumental in developing an integrated systems management software solution for open systems computing.
COO/CMO – DivvyCloud
Peter Scott is an Innovation / Growth Executive with 20 year track record launching new businesses and innovative products that leverage digital technologies, cloud deployment, and new commercial models that change the way people, enterprises, and industries work and communicate. Scott as the ninth employee, grew Exostar from inception to over $30M in profitable revenue.
VP Business Development – DivvyCloud
Currently the VP Business Development at DivvyCloud. His experience to date has been in managing global teams, managing customer bases and communities, building online business units and providing general leadership. Synder looks for interesting challenges in the Internet and technology space, with the potential to have a positive impact.
Founder – Noobpreneur.com
Ivan Widjaya is the Founder/Editor for Noobpreneur.com. He writes blog posts based on his experience in small business, online and offline and build income-generating business blogs and can help to do the same. The emphasis of his business is outsourcing and automation, allowing people to focus on growing their business blog’s audience and profits.
Editorial and Marketing Consultant
Clare Hopping is an experienced copywriter, editor, digital consultant and project manager. Clare has been working in the publishing industry for more than ten years, she has written for more than 20 websites and printed publications, innovated a number of digital strategies for website launches and advertising campaigns.
Features Editor, B2B – Dennis Digital
Jane McCallion is an multilingual writer and editor at leading tech b2b sites IT Pro and Cloud Pro, covering business and technology in the UK and abroad. Jane writes mainly about security, enterprise storage and networking and the cloud, but have been known to venture into other areas occasionally.
Senior Manager, Product Management – Cisco
Antonella Corno has a well rounded technical background combined with team and project management skills matured in 20 years of solid experience in top companies around the world. She has excellence in define a vision, and developing and execute complex project from ground up, with great commitment to quality level and time constraint respect.
Senior Marketing Director-
Justine Brown is an award-winning content creator and marketer who specializes in technology, education, energy, finance, telecom, logistics and government. She was the previous editor of California Computer News and Government Technology magazines and has also written for Public CIO, Engineering News Review, CIO, Smart Computing, Logistics Technology News, Converge (education), and Access (education) magazines. Justine was awarded an APEX Award for Magazine and Journal Writing and was selected as one of Folio magazine’s “30 Under 30” for up-and-coming writers and editors.
Freelance technology writer
Lavanya Rathnam is a freelance writer with many years of experience writing a variety of ebooks, blogs, articles and white papers on diverse topics.
EMEA Marketing Director – Datapipe
Tony Connor is an experienced IT and Telecoms executive with a successful career in a broad range of senior positions in marketing, product management and sales. Conor has extensive knowledge of Network, Cloud, Security and Advanced Communication products, technologies and solutions and has worked in both direct and indirect channels to market.
Matt Hamblen is a Senior Editor, He continually hopes to find unusual, new and interesting subjects to share with readers. Lately that has included video stories done with the help of a top-notch production team on the topic of smart cities.
Staff Writer – TechRepublic
Alison DeNisco is a Staff Writer at TechRepublic. Alison formerly worked at DA magazine Psychtoday. Alison has Graduated from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She is interested in tech, psychology, pop culture, and Oxford commas.
Founder & CEO – Evident.io
Tim Prendergast is cofounder and CEO of Evident.io seeks to help others avoid the pain he endured when helping Adobe adopt the cloud at a massive level. After years of building, operating, and securing services in AWS, Tim set out to make security approachable and repeatable for companies of all sizes. Tim led technology teams at Adobe, Ingenuity, Ticketmaster, and McAfee.
Head of Product Management – Teradata International
Mike is responsible for Product Management for Teradata’s International region driving global innovations. He serves as the linkage point between the International management, International Field organization, the corporate product management and corporate product marketing. Mike has held a number of technical roles spanning both pre-sales and post-sales activity. Mike’s background in open distributed systems and network systems led him into Enterprise Architecture and Systems Design.
Stephanie Musal is the Marketing manager at CloudMine with proven ability to translate business objectives into communications strategies and tactics.
Head of Cloud Portfolio Strategy – Ericson
Martin Körling manages cloud product strategy at Ericsson, in Stockholm, Sweden. Previously, Martin spent several years in Silicon Valley, leading product and research efforts at the Palo Alto AT&T Foundry, among other locations. He’s also an innovator in the areas of cloud platform and network slicing. Martin has a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
CEO & Co-founder – ClearSky Data
Ellen Rubin is an entrepreneur who enjoys early involvement in business growth, Ellen is currently working on building ClearSky Data. With expertise in cloud computing, business intelligence, data warehousing and data center markets, she is a key influencer to follow on Twitter.
Founder, CEO, Server Density
David Mytton is Founder and CEO of Server Density, a SaaS product that helps users manage and monitor their IT infrastructure. Based in London, Server Density has employees working from the UK and Europe with customers in the USA, Europe and worldwide.David has been programming in Python and PHP for over 10 years and has worked on a wide range of projects including being on the php.net documentation team, leading development on a high traffic Yelp UK competitor and releasing various open source projects including the core monitoring agent for Server Density.
Vice President of Marketing – RightScale
Kim Weins is the vice president of marketing at RightScale where she helps build awareness of RightScale and demand for its award-winning cloud management solution. Most recently, as senior vice president of marketing at OpenLogic, she helped evangelize and drive demand for open source and cloud technologies at large enterprises worldwide.
Derek Handova is a veteran journalist writing on various B2B vertical beats. He started out as associate editor of Micro Publishing News, a pioneer in coverage of the desktop publishing space and more recently as a freelance writer for Digital Journal, Economy Lead (finance and IR beats) and Intelligent Utility (electrical transmission and distribution beats).
Chief Operating Officer – Abiquo
Ian Finlay is an experienced business focussed CIO with a proven track record within B2B, B2C, outsourced, business services, telecoms, technology, consultancy, corporate and commercial markets.
Director of Product Marketing –
Lorenz Jakober is an accomplished and motivated product marketing professional with experience across small and large high tech companies. Achiever with demonstrated skills in successfully marketing and driving adoption of enterprise and mobile software solutions by developing go-to-market (GTM) plans, high impact messaging, lead generation campaigns and sales enablement tools.
Project Manager – IBM
Julio Fernandez currently the Project Manager at IBM working with the developerWorks organization helping developers around the world collaborate with each other to leverage open source technology, including OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, jQuery, Node.js Foundations, and others. He began his career in 1992. He was the founder of a successful dotcom company in the mid 90s with its obligatory IPO before the dotcom crash. Julio was the Director of global marketing for Oracle Corporation.
Director of Marketing – CloudBerry Lab
Alexander Negrash is currently the Director of Marketing at CloudBerry Lab. Alexander specializes in Marketing management.
Director of Product – CloudShare
Michal Frenkel is an experienced product manager with over 12 years experience in product definition and design- from initial ideas to successful execution and release. Michal is very experienced with both agile and waterfall methodologies. Michal has strong Computer Science knowledge (B.Sc and Masters in Computer Science).
COO & Co-Founder – GreenQloud
Eirikur Hrafnsson currently the COO & Co-Founder at GreenQloud makers of QStack the Hybrid Cloud Platform. Eirikur has over two decades of Software Development experience in leadership roles, product design and execution. He was on the Expert Panelist at DataCenterDynamics on “Evaluating the Impact of Cloud Computing, Video on Demand and other High Bandwidth Services on the Evolution of Data Centre Design and Infrastructure”, Sweden.
Performance Engineering Consultant – Infosys Ltd
Aftab Alam currently is the Performance Engineering Consultant at Infosys Ltd. Aftab is a Performance Test Manager with more than 12 years of experience in performance testing of applications across multiple platforms, technologies and business domains.
Group Vice President and General Manager
Sumeet Sabharwal is a senior executive with strong operational background and proven track record of delivering consistently strong top and bottom line results in the Cloud, Internet, IT Services, and Managed Services and Hosting industry. Sabharwal is passionate about launching and managing new business ventures, leading high-performance teams, and delivering strong financial and operational performance.
Content Writer – CenturyLink Cloud
Daniel Morton is a passionate, committed, talented, recognized Content Writer. He has a accomplished work history with portfolio of guides, manuals, workbooks, and web-based content.
Corporate Communications Manager – Skytap
Noel Wurst is the Corporate Communications Manager at Skytap. Wurst was Previously a copywriter and editor for TechWell, SQE, and StickyMinds.com, Noel Wurst has written for numerous blogs, websites, newspapers, and magazines. Noel has presented educational conference sessions for those looking to become better writers.
Founder, CTO – Sonian Inc.
Greg Arnette is a creative, experienced, technologist and serial entrepreneur who solves business problems with practical, simple, affordable technology solutions. Greg is presently getting totally immersed in virtualization and cloud-based computing as he believes that this is the next big wave in IT innovation.
Director of Product Marketing – Informatica Cloud
Anwesa Chatterjee is the Director of Product Marketing for Informatica Cloud focusing on messaging, sales enablement and go-to market activities for the Cloud Analytics initiatives. She comes from a background in Business Intelligence, Analytics and Big Data background with a keen interest in new technologies in the space. Anwesa has more than 15 years of experience in various tech companies, including SAP, Lockheed Martin, SugarCRM, and various a variety of startups.
Principal Cloud Architect – Cross BU Strategy & Innovation, CTO office
Greg Fischer is Marketing Director at Unisys for Cloud and Infrastructure Services. Greg joined Unisys in 2012 as principal cloud architect within the CTO office developing cross business unit strategy and innovation for the Data Center Transformation and Outsourcing portfolio. He is a proficient problem-solver who interprets both business and technical issues to develop workable solutions.
Sr. Consultant – AWS Big Data Analytics
Bob Strahan is a hands-on software engineering leader, consultant, and technologist with a track record of delivering great products that users love, and a passion for helping agile teams unlock their potential to innovate and deliver. Bob as a proven ability to make good technical and business decisions, and to generate pragmatic ideas that promote innovation and enhance productivity.
Content Marketing Specialist – Zetta
Maggie Getova is a content writer and editor at Zetta. She manages and writes weekly content for company blog and manages web content. Maggie uppdates and maintains brand messaging throughout website and across all collateral.
Ryan S. Quackenbush
Advocacy Programs Manager – Apprenda
Ryan S. Quackenbush currently the Advocacy Programs Manager for Apprenda, the enterprise container and cloud platform HQ’d in Troy. He believes that advocacy is the art of identifying the highest-potential partners, users & customers, nurturing their potential, and motivating and empowering them to champion ones brand and community.
Content Writer – Bluelock
Daniel Lassell is the Content writer at Bluelock. His work involves generating and maintaining brand-consistent content for website, blog, and marketing campaigns also, Researching, composing, and editing white papers, blog posts, case studies, social media, emails, and other relevant marketing content that drives revenue and brand awareness in the field of cloud management and IT disaster recovery.
Content Marketing Manager at Dell Boomi
Charles Waltner is an Editorial and marketing executive with more than 20 years of experience working with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. He specializes in developing exceptional content and implementing best practices publishing capabilities for building brands, increasing customer engagement, and driving sales.
Senior Manager,Business Development – Box
Andrew is a forward-thinking, data-driven, and entrepreneurial problem solver, with extensive experience in strategic partnerships, business development, general management, corporate strategy, and product management. He is currently a Senior Manager on the Business Development team at Box where he builds new and manages existing partnerships with key technology partners. With prior experience at Google and Narrative Science, Andrew is focused on helping scale and grow innovative technology companies.
Dana Meschiany has 7+ years of experience in content creation for mobile and web, digital marketing, content management and social media strategy . Dana initially started her professional journey in journalism and editing.
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