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Modern Workplace and VDI: Era of New Revenue Streams for Partners

June 2, 2021 | 8:00 am PST

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Remote working is here for the long haul, creating a new, modern workplace for your customers, our new normal. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is now a tier one, enterprise class workload. The usage of VDI has grown in terms of the number of businesses using it but rarely has the technology been used in a company-wide fashion, creating a modern workplace.

The number of current VDI users who report that more than half of their desktop environment is composed of VDI instances is expected to more than triple over the next two years, per ESG.

Join ESG and NetApp for an open discussion with Mark Bowker, Senior Analyst, ESG, and Anthony Lye, Senior Vice President and General Manager, NetApp Inc., around VDI industry shifts, NetApp investments in their cloud portfolio around VDI and how our partners can benefit from this.

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Mark Bowker

Senior Analyst
ESG

Senior Analyst Mark Bowker analyzes what it takes to support the modern, mobile workforce via digital workspaces. Leveraging 20+ years of IT industry experience, Mark researches the delivery, management, and experience of digital workspaces through both IT and end-user lenses.

Fascinated by the transformation in workforce behavior brought about by digital workspaces and how businesses are embracing mobility-enabled workflows and processes, Mark’s research spans from alternative desktop, application, and data delivery strategies to digital workspaces management technology and mobility’s impact on IT and business.

Anthony Lye

Senior Vice President
NetApp, Inc.

Anthony Lye is senior vice president and general manager of the Public business unit for NetApp. He is responsible for the strategy and execution to further NetApp’s cloud innovation across private, hybrid cloud and hyperscaler models and establishing the company as the undisputed leader in managing data and compute in a cloud-first world.

He brings more than 25 years of diverse leadership experience to NetApp, spanning roles in development, product management, marketing, sales, and as a high-tech CEO twice. He has focused primarily on cloud innovation for the past 15 years, most recently as the executive vice president and chief cloud officer at Guidewire Software and at Oracle where he was the senior vice president and general manager of CRM. His background includes leading teams worldwide and hands-on experience building applications and platforms working directly with the developer community.

Earlier in his career, Anthony served as president and CEO for HotSchedules, a vertical cloud company with applications for the restaurant, retail, and hospitality industries. He was previously the global president of Digital Platforms, Customer Relationship Management, and channels at Publicis, the world’s largest digital agency.

Anthony earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering with honours from the University of Bath in Bath, United Kingdom. He serves on the board of Spoken Communications and is a member of the board of trustees for Bath University and an investor in both start-ups and venture funds.