Project Description

Twelfth Stop, San Jose!

San Jose, officially San José, is the largest city in Northern California by both population and area. San Jose is notable as a center of innovation, for its affluence, Mediterranean climate, and extremely high cost of living. As of June 2021, the San Jose metropolitan area has the highest percentage of million-dollar (or more) homes in the United States. Its connection to the booming high tech industry phenomenon known as Silicon Valley sparked Mayor Tom McEnery to adopt for the city the motto of “Capital of Silicon Valley” in 1988. San Jose is one of the wealthiest major cities in the United States and the world, and has the third-highest GDP per capita in the world (after Zürich, Switzerland and Oslo, Norway), according to the Brookings Institution.

Week 12 Videos

CTO Advisor Road Trip Interview

Talking Working From Anywhere with NetApp’s Emily Miller

In this sponsored content, Emily Miller, VP of Reputation and Influencer at NetApp, talks to Keith Townsend (@ctoadvisor) about working from anywhere. NetApp has relocated their HQ to Santana Row in Silicon Valley. How did NetApp account for customers and employees in the move.

Learn More: https://ntap.com/cto-hq4

CTO Advisor Road Trip Interview

Understand HPE GreenLake Lighthouse w/ Chris Eidler

Chris Eidler, VP and GM of HPE GreenLake Lighthouse joins the program to discuss the HPE on-premises private cloud solution. Keith Townsends asks Eidler what is HPE GreenLake and how is it different than HPE’s other efforts.

This video is sponsored by HPE.

CTO Advisor Road Trip Interview

Where Should You Start Your Content Journey?

In this chin wag, Keith Townsend (@CTOAdvisor) got together with Jeff Frick and Vittorio Viarengo in Pescadero, CA as part of the CTO Advisor Road Trip. The trio met up in The CTO Advisor’s Airstream Flying Cloud to discuss content creation and business-to-business marketing. What technologies should you invest in before starting to share business-to-business content?

CTO Advisor Road Trip Interview

Where are the Future Enterprise IT Roles w/ Sarbjeet Johal

Independent analyst Sarbjeet Johal joins Keith Townsend during our Silicon Valley stop on the CTO Advisor Road Trip. Sarbjeet is a strong proponent of the public cloud. Keith wants to know if the public cloud is the future of enterprise IT, where is the puck moving for existing IT jobs? Keith and Sarbjeet zero in on the role of the DBA as an example of the transformation happening in the industry.

CTO Advisor Road Trip Interview

Sanjay Poonen

Keith Townsend catches up with Sanjay Poonen, former VMware COO, to talk about faith and leadership. In this deeply personal conversation, Keith learns about Sanjay’s journey to becoming COO of VMware and how he approaches leadership within Global Fortune 500 companies.

CTO Advisor Road Trip Interview

FalconStor Building a Managed Service Provider

In our follow-on conversation with FalconStor, Chris Cummings shares the value proposition of FalconStor for the managed service provider space. How can managed service providers leverage FalconStor’s continuous data protection features to offer remote data services such as Disaster Recovery as a Service, High Availability, Cloud Migration, and virtual tape warehousing.

This video is sponsored by Falconstor.

CTO Advisor Road Trip Interview

Falconstor is Still in Business – Who knew?

In this sponsored CTO Advisor Dose, as part of the CTO Advisor Road Trip, Chris Cummings of FalconStor joins the program. If you have been around the enterprise storage market as long as Keith has you may remember FalconStor as one of the first Software-Defined Storage vendors. FalconStor has shown resiliency as a company and refocused on data replication and continuous protection. Keith and Chris talk about some of the use cases.

Week 12 Videos

CTO Advisor Road Trip Interview

Talking Working From Anywhere with NetApp’s Emily Miller

In this sponsored content, Emily Miller, VP of Reputation and Influencer at NetApp, talks to Keith Townsend (@ctoadvisor) about working from anywhere. NetApp has relocated their HQ to Santana Row in Silicon Valley. How did NetApp account for customers and employees in the move.

Learn More: https://ntap.com/cto-hq4

CTO Advisor Road Trip Interview

Understand HPE GreenLake Lighthouse w/ Chris Eidler

Chris Eidler, VP and GM of HPE GreenLake Lighthouse joins the program to discuss the HPE on-premises private cloud solution. Keith Townsends asks Eidler what is HPE GreenLake and how is it different than HPE’s other efforts.

This video is sponsored by HPE.

CTO Advisor Road Trip Interview

Where Should You Start Your Content Journey?

In this chin wag, Keith Townsend (@CTOAdvisor) got together with Jeff Frick and Vittorio Viarengo in Pescadero, CA as part of the CTO Advisor Road Trip. The trio met up in The CTO Advisor’s Airstream Flying Cloud to discuss content creation and business-to-business marketing. What technologies should you invest in before starting to share business-to-business content?

CTO Advisor Road Trip Interview

Where are the Future Enterprise IT Roles w/ Sarbjeet Johal

Independent analyst Sarbjeet Johal joins Keith Townsend during our Silicon Valley stop on the CTO Advisor Road Trip. Sarbjeet is a strong proponent of the public cloud. Keith wants to know if the public cloud is the future of enterprise IT, where is the puck moving for existing IT jobs? Keith and Sarbjeet zero in on the role of the DBA as an example of the transformation happening in the industry.

CTO Advisor Road Trip Interview

Sanjay Poonen

Keith Townsend catches up with Sanjay Poonen, former VMware COO, to talk about faith and leadership. In this deeply personal conversation, Keith learns about Sanjay’s journey to becoming COO of VMware and how he approaches leadership within Global Fortune 500 companies.

CTO Advisor Road Trip Interview

FalconStor Building a Managed Service Provider

In our follow-on conversation with FalconStor, Chris Cummings shares the value proposition of FalconStor for the managed service provider space. How can managed service providers leverage FalconStor’s continuous data protection features to offer remote data services such as Disaster Recovery as a Service, High Availability, Cloud Migration, and virtual tape warehousing.

This video is sponsored by Falconstor.

CTO Advisor Road Trip Interview

Falconstor is Still in Business – Who knew?

In this sponsored CTO Advisor Dose, as part of the CTO Advisor Road Trip, Chris Cummings of FalconStor joins the program. If you have been around the enterprise storage market as long as Keith has you may remember FalconStor as one of the first Software-Defined Storage vendors. FalconStor has shown resiliency as a company and refocused on data replication and continuous protection. Keith and Chris talk about some of the use cases.

Travel Log

WHERE: San Jose, CA
WHEN: August 11th – 20th, 2021
HOW: The CTO Advisor Flying Cloud

From Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA

Travel Log

WHERE: San Jose, CA
WHEN: August 11th – 20th, 2021
HOW: The CTO Advisor Flying Cloud

From Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA

Travel Log

WHERE: San Jose, CA
WHEN: August 11th – 20th, 2021
HOW: The CTO Advisor Flying Cloud

From Los Angeles, CA to San Jose, CA

August 11th, 2021

We are trying to put together Happy hour for our stop here in the Valley. However, the Pandemic has put constraints on such activities at our usual watering hoses.

August 12th, 2021

Melissa: Great time at dinner with John Mark and Kat Troyer! Oh and Keith was there too.

August 13th, 2021

Shooting a CTO Dose with NetApp VP of Reputation and Influence Emily Miller. NetApp’s new HQ is on Santana Row which is one of my favorite areas.

August 16th, 2021

After hours.

August 17th, 2021 – First Entry

The CTOA Road trip meets HPE

August 17th, 2021 – Second Entry

We just finished interviewing Chris Eidler VP & GM of HPE Green Lake Lighthouse. We didn’t avoid the question of HPE’s history of on-prem private cloud.

August 17th, 2021 – Third Entry

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