David Linthicum is an SVP at Cloud Technology Partners, and was just named the #1 cloud influencer via a recent major report by Apollo Research. David is a cloud computing thought leader, executive, consultant, author, and speaker. He has been a CTO five times for both public and private companies, and a CEO three times in the last 25 years. Few individuals are true giants of cloud computing, but David’s achievements, reputation, and stellar leadership has earned him a lofty position within the industry. It’s not just that he is a top thought leader in the cloud computing universe, but he is often the visionary that the wider media invites to offer its readers, listeners, and viewers a peek inside the technology that is reshaping businesses every day. With more than 13 books on computing, more than 5,000 published articles, more than 500 conference presentations, and numerous appearances on radio and TV programs, David has spent the last 20 years leading, showing, and teaching businesses how to use resources more productively and innovate constantly. He has expanded the vision of both startups and established corporations as to what is possible and achievable.
Highlights of Our Conversation with Our Guest
David shares how they help clients leverage technology better by coming in and working with them in their journey in moving to the cloud. This includes triaging their existing applications, setting up the migration factory, and rewriting applications to work with the platform that they are moving into.
How do you prioritize? You do it to align with the business. You ask what has to occur, the money you can spend, what are the objectives and the impact to moving to the cloud and how you measure success. From here, you decide which to prioritize in terms of what applications to move, databases which need to be migrated and transformed, additional technology that needs to be layered in and all that.