As every business transforms into a digital business, infrastructure decisions are moving from the back room to the boardroom and beyond. Industry restructuring is forcing a re-evaluation of familiar vendors and choices. Cloud isn’t just a convenient consumption model any more, it has become the architecture of how IT will operate in the future.
The single most important asset in the digital economy is data, and infrastructure should be engineered to maximize and exploit its value: performance, security, protection, efficiency, simplicity and cost-effectiveness.
Chuck has spent more than 30 years in the IT infrastructure industry, with a special emphasis on IT strategy and operational models. He is an armchair student of both long-term secular transitions in the industry, and the resulting impact on IT organizations. Chuck comes to Oracle from executive stints at both VMware and EMC.
Never shy about sharing his often controversial opinions, he is well known in industry blogging and social media circles. When he’s not working, Chuck plays keyboards in bar bands. He lives with his wife and four dogs in Vero Beach, FL.