Vice President, Research, IDC
Stephen Elliot, Vice-President of IDC's IT Infrastructure and Cloud practice, advises enterprise IT organizations on DevOps, private and hybrid clouds, automation, virtualization, IT operations, and software-defined datacenters. Prior to IDC, Stephen was Vice-President of Strategy for CA Technologies' Infrastructure Management and Data Center Automation business unit, providing direct strategic and tactical support to customers accelerating their path toward the cloud, software-defined datacenters, and Dev/Ops. He also led product management for CA’s VCE partnership, helping customers better understand the business value of converged fabric. Prior to his work at CA, Stephen was a noted software industry analyst at firms including IDC, Gartner, and Forrester, where he advised IT executives and the financial community on IT operations, virtualization, datacenter automation, and network and application management. He also served as a product marketing manager at Inteq, an early provider of SaaS-based network monitoring and service desk capabilities, helping customers understand the business value of the SaaS delivery model. Stephen earned a B.A. from the University of Southern California, and has completed graduate work and executive education at American University and Harvard Business School.