R. Danes

R. Danes is a staff writer for theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media's premier channel for live event coverage in enterprise IT.
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EdgeMakers trains the next generation of tech entrepreneurs in the art of innovation

Innovative might be the one word most often applied to the best technology entrepreneurs, but the term actually encompasses an entire set of work ethics, according to John Kao (pictured), founder, chairman and chief executive officer of EdgeMakers Inc. The image of innovation in the popular imagination as a light bulb suddenly shining over a person’s head is […]

Peaxy foresees market convergence with Twilio, Nvidia

Last year, Association for Corporate Growth sponsor Peaxy Inc. nabbed a Gartner Cool Vendor award for its work in industrial unstructured data access. Peaxy has continued its efforts to innovate in this highly specialized area, according to Manuel Terranova (pictured), the company’s chief executive officer. “Data access, which is what we’re focusing on, is giving subject matter […]

Bittersweet predictions for the future from Silicon Valley pundit

How have several decades forecasting technology as a journalist and author tuned Santa Clara University professor Michael Malone’s Silicon Valley radar? Asked what companies and technologies will blow up come 2020, he nearly interrupted Lisa Martin (@Luccazara), co-host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio, in an interview at the ACG Silicon Valley U.S. Trust GROW! Awards. (* […]

Informatica is in no rush to go public, says executive chair

Being private has allowed Informatica LLC to take risks developing products. And now its ambitious re-branding is aligning its image with said products, according to Bruce Chizen (pictured), executive chair and special adviser on Informatica’s board. “Being private is great, because we get to do things you couldn’t do as a public company,” Chizen told John Furrier (@furrier) […]

Who’s afraid of GDPR? Can data privacy laws be navigated with purpose-built software?

Legislation like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation is introducing more pain points to big data practitioners. Increasingly, data analytics must meet standards not just for usefulness to the business, but also ethics, according to Bala Kumaresan (pictured), senior vice president and general manager of data security at Informatica LLC. This demands software capable of putting data and its […]

Is ‘secure and democratized’ an oxymoron in enterprise data analytics?

Self-service data analytics for tech laymen sounds fantastic, but what becomes of governance and security with the door to sensitive data left open? “As data gets democratized, the security issues become bigger and broader,” said Amit Walia (pictured), executive vice president and chief product officer at Informatica LLC. Nonetheless, his company stubbornly wants to stay friends with security […]

Data strategist tackles the people problems technology can’t

Tom Gottweis (pictured) had a CV of tech jobs as long as his arm when he became head of data strategy at Winsupply Inc., an industrial supply company, and found that technology is pretty much useless without a dovetailing culture. “You can create the best systems, the best tools in the world, and if your users are […]

How this company makes different clouds talk to each other

The endlessly growing selection of Software as a Service business applications is great … until a company’s partner adopts one that doesn’t talk to its own SaaS app. Cloud backup and restore solutions company Carbonite Inc. is addressing this gap. Carbonite primarily uses cloud applications Marketo Inc., SalesForce.com, Zuora Inc. and NetSuite Inc., according to Justin Donlon (pictured), the […]

All-cloud enterprise? Not with hybrid data, says Informatica board member

If the foundation of digital business is data, then to predict whether enterprises can go all-cloud, simply ask: Is all of their data going to the cloud? advises Jerry Held (pictured), board member of Informatica LLC and mentor at incubator Studio 9+. “Maybe if you’re a little company, you can run it all in the cloud. But […]

Can metadata and AI write a company’s disruptive business plan?

Many companies are clueless about where to begin monetizing data and digitally transforming their business models. And how do metadata and artificial intelligence technologies fit in? Deloitte Consulting LLP offers special education and coaching to help businesses suss these questions out, according to Tracy Ring (pictured), global alliance leader, analytics technologies, at Deloitte Consulting LLP. “There’s less […]