Baker’s Half Dozen – Episode 1: Is Cloud a Place? Or Are We All Missing the Premise?

It seems like there’s a new trend every day in the technology industry leaving us with loads of questions around what comes next. Not surprisingly, many of those thoughts end up on social media just waiting to be addressed. Well, we decided it’s time for someone to address them…or at least attempt to anyways.

Introducing Baker’s Half Dozen, a monthly video series starring Matt Baker. Matt is the SVP of planning and strategy at Dell EMC, but more importantly for us, he’s all over Twitter sharing his point of view on topics across the board. Each month, we’ll bring 6 and a half of those items to the surface for Matt to dive into. And having been around the industry for over 20 years, he knows a thing or two about IT and where it’s headed. But don’t take our word for it. This month Matt dives into the future of the data center, cloud repatriations and…the Terminator. Check it out on the first episode of Baker’s Half Dozen. Have a question of your own? Tweet at @mattwbaker using #BakersHalfDozen.

Episode 1 Show Notes:

Introduction with Matt Baker

Item 1 – Cloud is an operating model

Item 2 – Is the data center dead?

Item 3 – Cloud repatriations

Item 4 – Data transit prices

Item 5 – Unrealistic expectations of AI

Item 6 – Pivotal Labs and U.S. Air Force

Item 6.5 – Brain bender

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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.