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Tom Foremski
Works at Delphix
Attended Royal Holloway, University of London
Lives in San Francisco
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"A first meeting with a customer usually begins with a complete lack of knowledge that Data Virtualization exists (flight),  almost always follows with a proclamation that Delphix is some sort of "magic"." I love hearing such stories!
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It's not guns that kill people....From The Economist: 

"Last year, in total, British police officers actually fired their weapons three times. The number of people fatally shot was zero. In 2012 the figure was just one. Even after adjusting for the smaller size of Britain’s population, British citizens are around 100 times less likely to be shot by a police officer than Americans. 

Between 2010 and 2014 the police force of one small American city, Albuquerque in New Mexico, shot and killed 23 civilians; seven times more than the number of Brits killed by all of England and Wales’s 43 forces during the same period."

http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2014/08/armed-police?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/triggerhappy
THE shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American, by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, is a reminder that civilians—innocent or guilty—are...
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Around 31 minute mark," you should find life interesting and fun and not constantly painful..." So true. 

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Amazing stories very well presented. Poland is still partitioned even now. And not being invited to the Victory parades by the British is just outrageous even though Poland clearly could not claim any victory beyond some of its people surviving many years of unspeakable hardship. There's a beautiful stoic nature to the Poles, and a gentleness that can be seen in these interviews. 
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News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson has become Google's nemesis in Europe and is lobbying to stem the search giant's abuse of its dominance.
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Content marketing is narcissistic and self-serving it needs to become "media as a service."

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Vice has finally got its act together. Last year it was very low quality but now there is some recognizable professionalism in its journalism.
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Marty Bonner's profile photo
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Work
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My day job is head of editorial communications at Delphix, a very hot IT enterprise startup based in Menlo Park, in the heart of Silicon Valley. I publish Silicon Valley Watcher - reporting on the intersection of media and technology., and also a column on ZDNet: In My Humble Opinion (IMHO).
Skills
Story telling.
Employment
  • Delphix
    Editorial Communications manager, 2015 - present
  • Silicon Valley Watcher
    Founder, 2004 - present
  • Financial Times
    US Technology Correspondent, 1999 - 2004
  • West Coast News
    CEO, 1984 - 1999
    The first international news agency focused on Silicon Valley.
  • Computing
    US Editor, 1981 - 1994
  • The Street: A View From The Haight
    Editor, 1987 - 1989
    A local newspaper published in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco.
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San Francisco
Previously
London - United Kingdom
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Reporter at Silicon Valley Watcher.com - former Financial Times journalist
Introduction

I have been reporting on the business of Silicon Valley for US and global newspapers and magazines since 1984. I also published a local newspaper in San Francisco 1987 to 1989 called "The Street - A View From The Haight." I worked for the Financial Times since 1985 to 1999, and worked full-time full time for the Financial Times from 1999 to 2004 in its San Francisco bureau.

I have been working as a media entrepreneur for much of my life.

I am also involved in several new media/communications projects including changing the format of the press release so that it more accurately reflects our multi-layered media world.

I am the father of Matthew, born 1987 and Sarah, born 1994.

Bragging rights
In 1984 I was the first freelance journalist to arrive in Silicon Valley and report for publications around the world. Then 20 years later, in 2004, I was the first journalist to leave a major newspaper and become a "journalist/blogger" publishing SiliconValleyWatcher.com, which was profitable from the start.
Education
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
    Chemistry, Computer Science, 1977 - 1980
  • Coopers Company, Mile End, London
    1970 - 1976
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Male
Birthday
December 21