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Ashish Nadkarni

Program Vice President, Computing Platforms, Worldwide Infrastructure

Ashish Nadkarni is a Program Vice President within IDC's worldwide infrastructure practice, managing research on Computing Platforms. Ashish takes a holistic view of compute in the datacenter, in the cloud and at the edge. His core research starts with a critical examination of evolving computing architectures and technologies, including disruptive trends such Heterogeneous, Accelerated, Edge and Quantum Computing. It is complemented by qualitative and quantitative research on current and next-gen workloads, server form factors and deployments, vertical and industry specific use cases, emerging computing architectures such as composable/disaggregated systems and rackscale design, cloud frameworks such as OpenStack, and datacenter initiatives like Open Compute. And finally, it is rounded off by touching upon on physical and virtual computing software, operating systems, cloud system software and software-defined compute.

 

BACKGROUND

Previously, Ashish was a Practice Lead at GlassHouse Technologies, a vendor independent consulting firm where he focused on infrastructure-related strategy, design and implementation and managed services engagements. Ashish has also held infrastructure operations, engineering, and product management positions at firms like Bose, Computer Sciences Corporation, EMC and AutoVirt. 

 

EDUCATION/INDUSTRY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship from Babson College, Massachusetts
  • MSc. (Physics) from the University of Pune, India
  • BSc. (Physics) from the University of Mumbai, India
  • Frequent speaker, presenter and moderator at industry conferences as well as providing analysis for leading multiple media outlets
  • Ashish also authors blogs on the IDC Community Site

 

 

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