Stephen Elliot, Vice President of IT Infrastructure and Cloud Practice at IDC, advises enterprise IT organizations on devops, private and hybrid clouds, automation, APM, virtualization, IT operations and software-defined data centers. Prior to IDC, Stephen was Vice President of Strategy for CA Technologies' Infrastructure Management and Data Center Automation business unit, providing direct strategic and tactical support to customers accelerating their path toward the cloud, software-defined data centers and Dev/Ops. He also led product management for CA’s VCE partnership, helping customers better understand the business value of converged fabric.

Prior to his work at CA Technologies, Stephen was a noted software industry analyst at firms including IDC, Gartner and Forrester, where he advised IT executives and the financial community on IT operations, virtualization, data center automation and network and application management. He also served as a product marketing manager at Inteq, an early provider of SaaS-based network monitoring and service desk capabilities, helping customers understand the business value of the SaaS delivery model.

Stephen earned a B.A. from the University of Southern California, and has completed graduate work and executive education at American University and Harvard Business School. Stephen is married with four outstanding children. He enjoys basketball, and yearns for the days he used to have a deadly jump shot and 42-in. vertical.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Stephen Elliot and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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CIO Strategy

What makes a DevOps unicorn?

There are many characteristics that DevOps unicorns utilize to optimize their use of, and outcomes of DevOps practices. Three keys areas that are analyzed are an omnipresent culture, technology savvy, customer obsessed leadership, and optimized organizational structure.
September 9, 2015
CIO Strategy

How CIOs can utilize the DevOps cloud for a new IT operating model

A look at four practices that leading CIOs (and their teams) can use to drive speed and quality across their IT organizations to impact and drive the business strategy, and its outcomes through the use of cloud and DevOps-based models.
July 31, 2015
CIO strategy and planning: 4 principles for high-performing IT
CIO Strategy

CIO strategy and planning: 4 principles for high-performing IT

CIOs and their teams should focus on four key areas to develop a high performing IT organization. Key delivery technologies and processes include private, public and hybrid cloud delivery models, mobile, analytics, security, devops, automation, software-defined data centers, converged fabrics and containers.
July 2, 2015