Bakers Half Dozen – Episode 7

Episode 7 Show Notes:

Introduction with Matt Baker

Item 1 – Data network effects are (mostly) BS. Data is rarely a good strategy for defensibility.

Item 2 – Goldman Sachs and Data Moats

Item 3 – Just because data is frozen, doesn’t mean it’s hard to retrieve.

Item 4 – 7 Rs of the application landscape

Item 5 – Public cloud fight and disruption 

Item 6 – What should we focus on for AI systems?

Item 6.5 – Don’t build cathedrals when stick frame homes will do!


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Matt Baker

About the Author: Matt Baker

Matt leads the development and implementation of business and technology strategies for the Infrastructure Solutions Group, a division of Dell Technologies delivering nearly $40 billion in annual revenues via Server, Storage, Networking, Software and Services sales globally. Matt leads a senior team of strategic planning professionals chartered with three major functions: core annual/long-range business planning, execution of a comprehensive research agenda that informs the strategic planning process, and market/competitive intelligence to inform product planning and route-to-market tactics. Matt facilitates the planning process and program execution by building consensus across a diverse group of senior functional leaders. He is the creative force behind many of Dell Technologies’ thought leadership platforms, and regularly delivers those messages to customers, press and analysts at internal and external events. Prior to joining Dell in 2005, Matt held a variety of roles over 10 years at Intel Corporation, including many years as an “end user” in Intel’s IT organization specializing in Remote Access, Network Security, and Datacenter Networking solution design. Matt drove Intel’s Technical Marketing efforts during the early development of 10GbE and iSCSI products, and worked to establish the broader iSCSI industry ecosystem by leading Intel’s participation in key interoperability and standardization efforts. Matt holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and Political Science from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.