Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Andre serves IT Infrastructure & Operations Professionals. He is a leading expert on network operations and architecture. His research focuses on networking technology and strategy, mobile network infrastructure, application delivery networking, data center convergence, and network infrastructure security. He helps Forrester clients develop and improve their strategy around infrastructure investment and optimization. His analysis balances technology with business strategy to ensure IT maximizes operational and financial efficiency.
Previous Work Experience: Prior to his role at Forrester, Andre worked for 10 years in the networking industry at HP's networking division and at Cisco Systems as a networking and security marketing manager, assessing the market and driving the creation and adoption of products and solutions to solve complex business challenges. Prior to these roles, he was an engineer who tackled complicated system dynamics for GenCorp Aerojet, a leader in space missile and propulsion. He developed a broad range of skills and quickly evolved into a system integrator, where he ensured the success of a low-cost, reusable rocket program.
Education: Andre graduated from the University of California, Davis, in 1994 and has Bachelor of Science degrees in mechanical engineering, material science and engineering, and aeronautical science and engineering. Additionally, he has a pending CISSP certificate from (ISC)2 and has received certificates from UC Davis in network administration and management and routing and switching technologies.
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1:35pm-2:00pm Opening Keynote - Opportunities in the Mobile Cloud
2:00pm-2:20pm What's the Big Data Deal: Market Insights and Opportunities
2:20pm-2:40pm How Software Defined Networks Change Everything
2:40pm-3:00pm How to Get Your Cloud Startup Funded
3:15pm-3:40pm Understanding Enterprise Requirements for the Cloud - A CIO Interview
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4:10pm-4:35pm Finding the Next Cloud Opportunity - VC Panel
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5:00pm-6:00pm Networking Reception