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Larry Carvalho

Research Manager, Cloud Platform and Developer Services

Larry Carvalho is research manager of IDC's worldwide Cloud Platform and Developer Services research practice. Mr. Carvalho focuses on the cloud enabled application development and directs research into the component competitive markets of cloud platforms and application services, including integration, analytics, application development, data management, IoT and cloud testing.

Mr. Carvalho has extensive experience in systems integration and the enterprise software business, and uses that background to advise enterprise customers and vendors on the trends that are shaping the modern application deployment environment. He closely follows the emerging cloud platform services from companies including Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, Salesforce, as well as the traditional platform and developer service offerings available in on-premises cloud deployments.

While at IDC, Mr. Carvalho contributed to many projects that measure value of enterprise transformation cloud initiatives including business value of cloud platforms, ROI and cost of ownership studies. As a subject matter expert, Mr. Carvalho is an advisor to cloud platform vendors while also sharing emerging cloud platform trends with customers. Combining cloud adoption trends from surveys and technology innovation by vendors, he shares predictions with financial companies including investment research and venture capital companies. He has spoken at numerous vendor and IDC events while being often quoted in technology publications.

Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Carvalho spent many years in project delivery, sales, strategy and marketing roles at Cap Gemini and IBM, later serving as Automotive Industry Solutions Manager in IBM's Software Group. After leaving IBM in 2009, he began his own consultancy, RobustCloud, working as an advisor to end-user firms, ISVs, and SIs, helping them understand the dynamics and disruption of cloud. Clients included Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, NTT, Oracle, Red Hat, Salesforce, Tibco and VMware. He also acted as speaker, moderator and facilitator at cloud computing events including Cloud Camps and CloudExpo.

Follow Larry on Twitter @robustcloud.


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