Meet the Hosts on theCUBE:
John Furrier is founder, co-CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of SiliconANGLE, a new media company covering the intersection of computer science and social science.
David Vellante is a leading advocate for IT professionals and in late 2006, founded The Wikibon Project with other serial analysts who had worked at firms such as IDC, Gartner, Meta and Giga. Wikibon is the industry’s first true open source research and advisory community dedicated to the peer-based sharing of business technology knowledge. Vellante who serves as Wikibon’s CEO, spent fifteen years at International Data Corporation (IDC) where he led and helped build the company’s largest division from less than $5M to more than $50M in annual revenue. He served as a member of Computerworld’s Board of Directors and is an active member of the Mass Technology Leadership Council’s Social Media Advisory Board.
Principal Analyst, Wikibon & Host, theCUBE
Stu is a Principal Research Contributor at Wikibon and active member of the networking (Ethernet and SAN), virtualization (vExpert 2011, 2012, 2013) and cloud communities. Stuart is a proponent of linking information and people in IT by leveraging the latest tools and processes from the innovation and social media communities. In past positions including sales, product management and strategic planning, he focused on the needs of customers by working with partners to deliver solutions and information to customers. Previously, Stuart worked at EMC for 10 years; with a primary focus on storage networking and virtualization technologies. Prior to EMC he worked with voice/video/data solutions at Lucent Technologies (now Avaya) and power solutions at American Power Conversion. Stuart holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Bryant University.
Big Data & Analytics Analyst, Wikibon & Host, theCUBE
George Gilbert is Big Data & Analytics Analyst for Wikibon/theCUBE. Previously he was a Big Data analyst for Gigaom Research. Before that he co-founded Techalphapartners, a consultancy that advised vendors and institutional investors on market development and product strategy.
George has led conference panels with prominent thought leaders in cloud infrastructure and big data. He has been profiled on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and published as a guest author in a major overview of the evolution of cloud computing in The Economist.
Previously, George was the lead enterprise software analyst for Credit Suisse First Boston, one of the top investment banks serving the technology sector. Prior to being an analyst, George was a product manager on Notes at Lotus Development.
George received his BA in economics from Harvard University.
GM & Host, theCUBE
Jeff has been working in tech in Silicon Valley for thirty years in sales, marketing, product management & business development roles. Jeff has worked in companies large and small, from global enterprises like Intel and Mitsubishi to three person startups, in hardware, software, and services. Jeff brings his passion for video, and expertise in increasing the value and consumption of video through tagging and other techniques to theCUBE. While the technology trends keep evolving, Jeff’s view is that it’s still essentially all about getting the right actionable information, to the right person, at the right time. Jeff received his BA from Claremont McKenna College majoring in Economics & Psychology, and his MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Finance & Entrepreneurship
Lisa Martin is a marketing executive delivering consulting services to high tech companies in Silicon Valley. Lisa has over eleven years of marketing and sales enablement experience working with companies like HP, CommVault, NetApp, and TIBCO. Lisa has a passion for communication and public speaking and regularly interviews global C-levels and senior leaders on innovation topics. Lisa even teaches fitness classes for high tech companies like Cisco. Prior to her high tech days, Lisa spent 5 years managing biological payloads that flew on the NASA Space Shuttle and Russian Soyuz rockets. Lisa has a B.S. in Microbiology and an M.A. in Molecular Biology from San Francisco State University.
Speaker, Writer, Journalist
Paul Gillin is a speaker, writer and social media strategist with a long career in technology journalism. He is the author of five books and more than 300 articles since 2007 on the topics of social media and digital marketing. Previously, Paul was founding editor-in-chief of B2B technology publisher TechTarget and editor-in-chief and executive editor of the technology weekly Computerworld.
Rebecca Knight has been a journalist for nearly 20 years. She spent the bulk of her career at the Financial Times, where she worked in Boston, New York, and London. During her time at the FT, Rebecca covered a variety of beats including business education, entrepreneurship, technology, science, and leadership. Today, Rebecca writes a column for Harvard Business Review focusing on management challenges. She received her BA from Wesleyan University.
John most recently spent 11 years as Vice-President, Public Affairs for CTIA-The Wireless Association, the leading trade organization representing the United States’ wireless industry. The Washington, DC based organization advocates on behalf of the industry to the Administration, Capitol Hill, the Federal Communications Commission, various regulatory agencies, as well as state legislatures and regulatory commissions. John is also a news Emmy award-winning former journalist, with 24 years of experience in news and sports broadcasting. In addition to his guest host duties with The Cube, John also works with the PGA Tour and has collaborated on video projects with organizations such as the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Credit Union Administration, and many more. He received a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from West Virginia University and a master’s degree in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University.