Ray DePena

Principal Advisor at CloudBender.com

Ray DePena worked at IBM for over 12 years in various senior global roles in managed hosting, co-location, services sales, global marketing programs(Business Innovation, and IT Optimization), marketing management, ISV partner management, and global business development.

His background includes software development, computer networking, systems engineering, and IT project management. He holds an MBA in Information Systems, Marketing, and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business, and a BBA in Computer Systems from the City University of New York at Baruch College.

In 2010, he was a Top 50 Bloggers on Cloud Computing by SYS-CON’s Ulitzer.

In 2009, he was Named one of the World’s 30 Most Influential Cloud Computing Bloggers by SYS-CON’s Ulitzer.

He is Founder and Editor of Amazon.com, Salesforce.com, Apple, and Innovation Journals, and currently serves as Principal Advisor to various Small and Medium Businesses, early-mid stage startups, entrepreneurs, and a regional college district on a National Science Foundation Initiative on Computational Thinking.

Born and raised in New York City, Mr. DePena now lives in northern California. He can be followed on Twitter @RayDePena.

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Article: The Cloud 300 - Who is Gaining Mind Share in 1Q 2012?
A look at the cloud computing segment's mergers, acquisitions, and organizations gaining mindshare in the 1st quarter of 2012. One of the lessons from Salesforce was how it increasingly gained mindshare in the industry positioning itself among industry leaders long before it gained market share.

Article: Top 55 Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 1Q 2011
Rankings for the Top 55 Cloud Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 1Q 2011

Article: The Challenge of Cloud Integration
Thoughts on James Urquhart’s recent articles on “’Go to’ clouds of the future”.

Article: The Future of Cloud Management
Reflections on discussion with Daniel Heimlich, Marketing Vice President for Netuitive. Netuitive team truly understood not only the magnitude of the industry challenge, given the ascent of the cloud, but it also understood what it will take to go from existing analytics platforms, designed to manage traditional legacy compute environments, to an intelligent, real-time, autonomic analytics platform designed for cloud computing environments. Netuitive is definitely a key player to watch in this segment, and those in the business of managing cloud environments would be well served to keep a watchful eye on future Netuitive developments as we welcome in the new year. A tectonic shift in cloud management is emerging, and Netuitive is well positioned to capitalize on that changing landscape.

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