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Co-Founder & Chief Analyst
David Vellante is co-CEO of SiliconANGLE Media, as well as co-founder and Chief Analyst at The Wikibon Project, the world’s leading open source technology research community. Dave is a long-time tech industry analyst, entrepreneur, writer and speaker. As co-host of theCUBE – “The ESPN of Tech,” Vellante has interviewed over 5,000 experts since 2010. He is also a co-founder of CrowdChat, an angel funded startup based in Palo Alto using big data techniques to extract business value from social data. Prior to these exploits, Dave founded 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 is active in town activities including serving as the president of his town’s local “Kiddie Sports” association. Dave holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Union College.
David Floyer spent more than 20 years at IBM, holding positions in research, sales, marketing, systems analysis and running IT operations for IBM France. He worked directly 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.
Stuart Miniman is an active member of the networking (Ethernet and SAN), virtualization (vExpert 2011-2015) 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.
Ralph Finos, Ph.D., is an innovative IT industry market research analyst and consultant with 20+ years designing and executing strategic projects for IT vendors. He’s experienced in applying the right methodology and approach to solve challenging market research problems. He complements his industry knowledge and research know-how with hands-on management and continuous communication and collaboration with clients throughout the engagement. Dr. Finos’s areas of interest include the fundamental adoption drivers and behavior involved in technology innovation and the development of market and company models. Recent project work includes sizing and forecasting cloud markets, big data user trends, organizational and job role implications of storage management, and analysis of the application of technology to line-of-business applications. He earned a BA from Bowdoin College and a Ph.D. from Hofstra University in Applied Research. He led IDC’s US Hardware, Software, and Services Consulting practice for many years before founding ralphfinosconsulting.com.