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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/
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.
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- Bracket ComputingCEO, 2011 - present
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.
- Harvard Business School
- Northwestern University
- Tufts University School of Engineering