In Today’s PICNIC episode, we will welcome Jeff Kaplan, THINKstrategies, Inc. Managing Director, www.thinkstrategies.com, the only strategic consulting firm focused entirely on the business implications of the transition of the technology industry from a product-centric to services-driven solution model, including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing and Managed Services, and how organizations can leverage these trends to capitalize on Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT).
THINKstrategies helps IT/business decision-makers with their sourcing strategies; solution providers with their go-to-market strategies; and venture firms with their investment strategies.
Kaplan is also the Founder of the Cloud Computing Showplace (www.cloudshowplace.com), the largest, vendor-independent, online directory and best practice resource center regarding SaaS, Platforms-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), including Managed Services.
Kaplan is also the host of the Cloud Innovators Summit executive forum series, www.cloudsummits.com, including the Connected Cloud Summit, Cloud Channel Summit and Cloud Analytics Summit.
Kaplan has over 30 years of experience in the high-tech market. He began his career as an industry analyst at IDC, Dataquest and META Group. He then held marketing positions at International Network Services (INS) and InterOPS Management Solutions.
At the occasion of today’s episode, we will know about Jeff’s on-going research on cloud.
This will be a great discussion to learn about this new hybrid world trends as well as what alternatives users have to take advantage.