Dave Vellante

David Vellante is co-CEO of SiliconANGLE Media, as well as co-founder and Chief Analyst of The Wikibon Project, the world’s leading open source IT research community. Dave is a long-time tech industry analyst, entrepreneur, writer and speaker. He is co-host of theCUBE – “The ESPN of Tech.” 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.

Latest from Dave Vellante

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Brainstorming supercloud with tech leaders VMware, Snowflake, Databricks and more

At our inaugural Supercloud22 event this week, we sought community input to evolve the concept of a supercloud by iterating on the definition, the salient attributes and examples of what is and is not a supercloud. We asked several technologists, including experts from VMware Inc., Snowflake Inc., Databricks Inc., HashiCorp, Confluent Inc., Intuit Inc., Cohesity Inc. and ...
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What we hope to learn at Supercloud 22

The term supercloud is relatively new, but the concepts behind it have been bubbling for years. Early last decade when the National Institute of Standards and Technology put forth its original definition of cloud computing, it said services had to be accessible over a public network — essentially cutting the on-premises crowd out of the ...
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How the cloud is changing security defenses in the 2020s

The rapid pace of cloud adoption has changed the way organizations approach cybersecurity. Specifically, the cloud is increasingly becoming the first line of cybersecurity defense. As such, along with communicating to the board and creating a security-aware culture, the chief information security officer must ensure that the shared responsibility model is being applied properly. The ...
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AWS re:Inforce marks a summer checkpoint on cybersecurity

After a two-year hiatus, Amazon Web Services Inc.’s re:Inforce is back on as an in-person event in Boston July 26 and 27. Like the All-Star break in baseball, re:Inforce gives us an opportunity to evaluate the cybersecurity market overall, the state of cloud security and what AWS is up to in the sector. In this ...
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Amping it up with Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman

Organizations have considerable room to improve their performance without making expensive changes to their talent, structure or fundamental business model. You don’t need a slew of consultants to tell you what to do. You already know. What you need is to immediately ratchet up expectations, energy, urgency and intensity. Fight mediocrity every step of the ...
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Answering the top 10 questions about supercloud

As we exited the isolation economy last year, we introduced supercloud as a term to describe something new that was happening in the world of cloud computing. In this Breaking Analysis, we address the ten most frequently asked questions we get on supercloud. Today we’ll address the following frequently asked questions: 1. In an industry full of ...

Tech valuations could get worse. Here’s why we’re still optimistic

After a two-year epic run in tech stocks, 2022 has been an epically bad year in the market. Through yesterday, the Nasdaq composite index is down 30%, the S&P 500 is off 21%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 16% and the poor HODLers of bitcoin have had to endure a nearly 60% decline year-to-date. ...
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Tech spending intentions hold steady despite macroeconomic concerns

Despite fears of inflation, supply chain issues, skyrocketing energy and home prices, and global instability caused by the Ukraine crisis, chief information officers and information technology buyers continue to expect overall spending to increase more than 6% in 2022. Although this is lower than our 8% prediction made in January of this year, it remains in line ...
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Snowflake Summit 2022: All about apps and monetizing data

Much of the energy around data innovation that dispersed with the decline of big-data processing framework Hadoop’s relevance is coalescing in a new ecosystem spawned by the ascendency of Snowflake Inc.’s Data Cloud. What was once seen as a simpler cloud data warehouse, and good marketing with Data Cloud, is evolving rapidly with new workloads, ...
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How Snowflake plans to make Data Cloud a de facto standard

When Frank Slootman took ServiceNow Inc. public, many people undervalued the company, positioning it as just a better help desk tool. It turns out the firm actually had a massive total available market expansion opportunity in information technology service management, human resources, logistics, security, marketing and customer service management. NOW’s stock price followed the stellar ...