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Tom Gillis
Works at Bracket Computing
Attended Harvard Business School
Lives in San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States
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Our cloud-bursting work enabled our awesome client, digital effects studio FuseFX, to double its infrastructure overnight!
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Didn't make it to AWS re:Invent? Here are some key takeaways.
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Everyone wants their company to be innovative and successful. In my latest blog, “Are You Borders or Amazon? How Do You Land on the Right Side of History”, l talk about three rules for innovation that I have seen companies successfully use to tackle big computing challenges while creating new technologies. 
I’m in the privileged position of having a job that allows me to spend time with the business and technology leaders of many of the world’s great businesses. As such I get to see firsthand what is driving their decision making, and some strong, consistent themes come through. Primary among [...]
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Over the past 24 months Bracket has picked up quite a bit of speed, and we just crossed a rise. We have great investors and amazing customers sharing our vision and joining us on our technological journey building great products. Read more about it on my Forbes Blog post.
    #Beta   #Skiing   #Customers   #Investors #Testing
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Forbes Blog Post: 
Okay, I’ll admit it—I bought another iPhone recently. The purchase set me thinking about how Apple manages to sustain the revenues and profits that help make it one of the world’s most valuable companies when the history of the technology industry is littered with hardware-focused companies that have fallen by the wayside – Atari, Flip Video, BlackBerry.

Read more at http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomgillis/2013/12/31/apples-exceptionalism-and-what-it-means-for-the-big-it-vendors-hint-it-isnt-good/

#datacenterinfrastructure   #Apple  
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"Curious about Bracket Computing and our vision of the data center of the future? Our CEO Tom Gillis reveals all at an interactive session at the +TM Forum  Digital Disruption conference in San Jose today!
 #Disrupt" http://www.dd14.org/conference-overview/disruptive-innovation-forum/
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My advice to freshly minted graduates is not to go to the next hottest startup as employee number 4, or to start your own company right away. Here’s why: http://onforb.es/1r2hOF2

+Bracket Computing  #entprenreurship   #startuptips   #startup  
Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur. High school students say they never plan on working in a real corporate environment, and MBA candidates at Stanford are forgoing corporate gigs to start their own ventures.  Peter Thiel has even launched a fellowship called “20 Under 20” to encourage kids to forgo [...]
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The Box has always been the Benchmark. Until Now.

Watch the video: www.brkt.com 

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Status: Beta. Beta is currently underway, and all results indicate we are on schedule for launch. Industry frontrunners and Fortune 500 companies are on board. Why not you? Beta Inquiries: sales@brkt.com. Team: Bracket is hiring. If you're smart, if you're driven, if you think it's about time ...
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Forbes Blog Post:
I’ve spent the past year traveling the country, meeting with CEOs at Fortune 500 companies in industries ranging from household goods to media to investment banking. In my role as the CEO of Bracket Computing, I was trying to gain an understanding of where information technology fit into the priority stack of these large company CEOs. Frankly, I was concerned that in the mind of the CEO, IT was becoming “plumbing” and the CEO just expected it to work a little more cheaply each year. Interestingly, this was not the case. Quite the contrary: CEO interest in disruptive enterprise IT seems to be at an all-time high.

Continue reading at
http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomgillis/2013/11/11/why-the-cios-time-to-lead-is-now/

#CIO #disruption #datacenterinfrastructure   #leadership  
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CEO & Co-Founder of a stealth start up that is looking at putting enterprise grade infrastructure into the cloud.
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I co-founded Bracket Computing with the vision of re-imagining enterprise computing by making the public cloud meet enterprise requirements. Prior to Bracket, I was VP/GM of Cisco's Security Technology Group, leading business units responsible for Cisco's entire Network and Content Security product portfolio.

Prior to Cisco, I was VP Marketing and part of the founding team at IronPort Systems, acquired by Cisco in 2007 for $830M. I was VP/GM of Media at IBEAM Broadcasting, which went public on NASDAQ in 2000. I has held leadership roles at Silicon Graphics, the Boston Consulting Group, and Raytheon Corporation. I hold a BSEE from Tufts, an MSEE from Northwestern, and an MBA from Harvard. My Forbes blog is widely followed by CIOs and global IT professionals.

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  • Harvard Business School
  • Northwestern University
  • Tufts University School of Engineering
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