Amit Walia, President, Products & Marketing at Informatica
Without Data, There is No Great AI, Says Informatica Exec

“Without data, there’s no great AI, says Amit Walia, President, Products & Marketing at Informatica. “Now that AI is really becoming pervasive and at scale, you really need to give it relevant good contextual data. We see that happening a lot in the world of enterprise. AI is a part of everything that we do in data.”

Proofpoint CEO Gary Steele
Attackers Targeting People as Workloads Move to the Cloud, Says Proofpoint CEO

“The reality is that attackers are targeting people,” says Proofpoint CEO Gary Steele. “They’ve done it traditionally on email but it’s expanding as more and more applications or workloads are running in the cloud. That’s where people are and that’s where they can be targeted.”

Zendesk CEO Mikkel Svane
If You Don’t Provide a Great Customer Experience You Won’t Survive, Says Zendesk CEO

“We definitely help companies provide great customer experiences,” says Zendesk CEO Mikkel Svane. “That is the new currency of today. You can have the greatest product in the world and you can have the greatest service in the world, but if you don’t provide a great customer experience you’re not going to survive.”

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen
The Need to Transform is Front and Center for Every C-Level Executive, Says Adobe CEO

“When people look at what’s happening with Amazon trying to get into their businesses, the need to transform is also front and center for every c-level executive,” says Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen. “Given that Adobe’s been through our own transformation they want to experience that same benefit that we have been able to see.”

Michael Dell Predicts in 10 Years More Computed Data on the Edge Than Cloud
Michael Dell Predicts in 10 Years More Computed Data on the Edge Than Cloud

“The surprise outcome ten years from now is there’ll be something much bigger than the private cloud and the public cloud,” says Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell. “It’s the edge. I actually think there will be way more computed data on the edge in ten years than any of the derivatives of cloud.”

There’s No Doubt It’s a Cloud First World, Says Rackspace SVP
There’s No Doubt It’s a Cloud First World, Says Rackspace SVP

“If you think about where we are on the technology adoption curve and the trillion dollars of spend that are ultimately going to move, there’s no doubt that it’s a cloud-first world,” says Prashanth Chandasekar, Senior Vice President & General Manager at Rackspace.

Huge Volume of IoT Data Managed via AI Creates Real Value, Says Oracle VP
Huge Volume of IoT Data Managed via AI Creates Real Value, Says Oracle VP

hat’s interesting is that IoT has been around for a long time but as companies start to enable it and start to leverage it more and more there’s just huge volumes of data that have to be managed and be able to analyze and be able to execute from,” says John Barcus, Vice President Manufacturing Industries at Oracle.

Customers Need an Easy Button for Cloud
Customers Need an Easy Button for Cloud

“Customers need in a lot of ways, I hate to say it, but almost an easy button for cloud,” says Matt Liebowitz of Dell Technologies Consulting. “Often when they try to build it themselves, they bring the components together themselves, but it’s really difficult to do that integration work.”

There’s This Explosion of Innovation, Says VMware CEO
There’s This Explosion of Innovation, Says VMware CEO

“There’s this explosion of innovation that’s going on,” says VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger. “I’ve called it the four superpowers; cloud, mobility, AI, and IoT. These are just causing so many new companies, investment of capital, major new IPOs that are going on.”

Opportunities To Grow in This Data-Centric Word Are Fairly Significant, Says Intel CEO
Opportunities To Grow in This Data-Centric Word Are Fairly Significant, Says Intel CEO

“This market is the largest market that we’ve ever seen,” says Intel CEO Bob Swan. “We view our market share as roughly 23-25 percent. The opportunities we have to grow in this increasingly data-centric world is fairly significant.”