Contributors

A list of the Wikibon analyst who service our clients.

 

David Vellante, Co-Founder and CEO, Wikibon

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David Vellante is co-founder and Chief Analyst of The Wikibon Project, the world’s leading open source IT research community focused on infrastructure, Big Data, cloud and software-led innovations. Dave is a long-time tech industry analyst, entrepreneur, writer and speaker. He is co-host of theCUBE – “The ESPN of Tech” – and a contributing editor to SiliconANGLE.com. He is also a co-founder of Crowdspots, an angel funded startup based in Palo Alto using big data techniques to extract business value from social data. Prior to these exploits Dave ran a CIO consultancy and spent a decade growing and managing IDC’s largest business unit. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and four children where he serves as the President of his town’s local “Kiddie Sports” association. Dave holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Union College.

Twitter: @dvellante | LinkedIn:David Vellante | Email Dave

 

David Floyer, Co-Founder and CTO, Wikibon

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David Floyer is Wikibon’s resident CTO. Floyer spent more than twenty years at IBM holding positions in research, sales, marketing, systems analysis and running IT operations for IBM France. He directly worked with IBM’s largest European customers including BMW, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Lloyd’s Bank. Floyer was a Research Vice President at International Data Corporation (IDC) and is a recognized expert in IT strategy, economic value justification, systems architecture, performance, clustering, and systems software.

Twitter: @dfloyer | LinkedIn:David Floyer | Email David

 

Stuart Miniman, Principal Research Contributor, Wikibon 

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Stuart Miniman is an active member of the networking (Ethernet and SAN), virtualization (vExpert 2011, 2012, 2013) and cloud communities. Stu (even Biz Stone agreed that @stu is a great Twitter handle) is a proponent of linking information and people in IT by leveraging the latest tools and processes from the innovation and social media communities.  In past positions including sales, product management and strategic planning, he has focused on the needs of customers by working with partners to deliver the solutions or information that the customers require. Stuart worked at EMC for 10 years; with a primary focus on storage networking and virtualization technologies. He also worked with voice/video/data solutions at Lucent Technologies (now Avaya) and power solutions at American Power Conversion. He has spoken at many industry conferences and writes for his own blog.  Stuart holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Bryant University.

Twitter: @stu | LinkedIn: Stuart Miniman | Personal Blog: blogstu.wordpress.com | Email Stu

 

Jeffrey F. Kelly. Principal Research Contributor, Wikibon

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As Wikibon’s lead Big Data analyst, Jeff Kelly applies a critical eye to trends and developments in the Big Data and business analytics markets, with a strong focus on helping practitioners deliver business value. Jeff’s research includes market analysis, emerging technologies, enterprise Big Data case studies, and more. He also appears frequently on theCUBE to share his insights. Prior to joining Wikibon, Jeff spent seven years as a writer and editor at TechTarget, where covered a number of business and IT topics including IT services, mobile computing, data management and business intelligence. He holds a BA from Providence College and an MA from Northeastern University.

Twitter: @jeffreyfkelly | LinkedIn: Jeff Kelly |Email Jeff

 

Scott Lowe, Research Contributor, Wikibon

With close to twenty years of experience in the IT field, Scott Lowe brings with him wide experience across IT verticals with particular interests in IT management, business process improvements, virtualization and storage.Lowe is the author or author of three books and countless articles and blog posts.  Since 2000, he has been a regular contributor to CBS Interactive’s TechRepublic unit.  Additionally, Lowe is a contributor to virtualizationadmin.comSearchCIO-Midmarket.com and Wikibon. When not writing, he produces training videos for TrainSignal. After spending 10 years as the CIO for a number of organizations, Lowe recently formed The 1610 Group, an IT strategy and management consultancy focused on assisting clients in discovering value in their IT investments.  The 1610 Group operates at both the strategic level with C-level executives and at the tactical level assisting in the implementation of core technologies.

Twitter: @otherscottlowe | LinkedIn: Scott Lowe | Email Scott

Gary MacFadden, Research Contributor, Wikibon 

Gary has spent the last 20 years in the IT Research and Advisory industry in a variety of roles including business development, consulting, management, marketing, research and sales, starting with META Group in 1990. Assignments followed at Giga Information Group and IDC’s Insights Group as well as a ten-year run as founding member and managing partner of the Robert Frances Group (RFG). Since early 2009 I’ve been a Principal Contributor to the Wikibon Project research community. I launched Parity Research in July 2010 to address the evolving needs of the user and vendor communities while leveraging the extended IT analyst community, advancements in online analytics, information access technologies, the growing influence of social networking and the ubiquity of information. For me the most rewarding aspect of doing business and, for that matter, living life, is helping someone out. Throughout my career, I’ve worked extensively as an advocate for IT users seeking unbiased evaluations and leverage to lower costs and reduce risk while at the same time working with vendors on alignment and go to market strategies. I especially enjoy writing user case studies, identifying trends and developing research services, solutions and techniques that empower IT buyers and solution providers to make more informed, timely decisions. Interests: Content Analytics, Content Management, Information Management, Message Archiving, Search, Unstructured Data Management, Emerging IT Research Methodologies and Jazz Music.

Twitter: @ggmacfadden | LinkedIn:  Gary MacFadden | Email Gary