“We’re seeing right now continued strength across our business because people are prioritizing digital transformation as a way to gain competitive advantage,” says Equinix CEO Charles Meyers. “The reality is people who are responding well to that are thriving and people that are not are being left behind.”
“People are going to really give a hard look at cloud security,” says Darktrace CEO Nicole Eagan. “At the end of the day, it also says when you have something of this scale why not use some artificial intelligence or something that could have spotted this. Actually what was done was pretty blatant.”
“VMWare allows the datacenter to act like a public cloud,” says VMWare COO Sanjay Poonen.…
What’s happening is that digital transformation is a strategic priority for every company, says ServiceNow CEO John Donahoe. If you can’t compete digitally you can’t succeed. Companies are focusing on how can they deliver better experiences to their customers, better experiences for their employees, and drive real productivity growth.
Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd has died from an undisclosed illness. He was only 62 years old. Hurd had stepped down from his CEO role at Oracle on September 11, just prior to Oracle’s annual Open World conference. Hurd was previously CEO of HP prior to going to Oracle.
Customers continue to affirm the need to accelerate the digital transformation and take advantage of the explosion of data we see around us, says HPE CEO Antonio Neri. “This ultimately is the core aspect of how they derive an improved business outcome. Digital transformation starts with secure connectivity.
“5G brings a couple of things,” says Avast CEO Ondrej Vlcek. “One is the density of the network which is enabling things like IoT, the Internet of Things. That’s an exciting thing but also poses some new security risks. Second is speed of connectivity which we all want and which we all sort of are hoping to get better.”
“We’ve learned this past year that the tracking system we have with the NFL is actually considered to be the best by the broadcasters, coaches, and the fans,” says Zebra Tech CEO Anders Gustafsson. “Our type of technology works particularly well with football but it would also work for basketball, ice hockey, and soccer.”
“You have 50 years of datacenter that is shifting to the cloud in the next ten,” says Dynatrace CEO John Van Siclen. “We are early days. There’s a lot of room to go and I’m sure a lot of changes in front of us. Every enterprise around the world is moving and moving fast. It’s going to redefine how businesses work in the future.”
“Mobile is coming to the enterprise, finally,” says ServiceNow CEO John Donahoe. “It’s been a long time coming. We are very excited about the mobile capabilities coming in Q3, native out of the box so every one of our customers can build them in a low-code or no-code way.”