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Stephen Elliot

Program Vice President, Management Software and DevOps

Stephen Elliot manages multiple programs spanning IT Operations, Enterprise Management, ITSM, Agile and DevOps, Application performance, Virtualization, Multi-Cloud Management and Automation, Log Analytics, Container Management, DaaS, and Software Defined Compute.   Mr. Elliot advises Senior IT, Business, and Investment Executives globally in the creation of strategy and operational tactics that drive the execution of Digital Transformation and business growth.    


Before his current role, Stephen helped build business for IDC's IT Executive Program, where he advised enterprise IT organizations on DevOps best practices across people, process, and technology strategies and tactics.  Prior to IDC, Stephen was Vice President of Strategy for CA Technologies' Infrastructure Management and Data Center Automation business unit, providing direct strategic and tactical support to customers accelerating their path toward the cloud, software-defined datacenters, and Dev/Ops. He also led product management for CA’s VCE partnership, helping customers better understand the business value of converged fabric. Prior to his work at CA, Stephen was a noted software industry analyst at firms including IDC, Gartner, and Forrester, where he advised IT executives and the financial community on IT operations, virtualization, datacenter automation, and network and application management. He also served as a product marketing manager at Inteq, an early provider of SaaS-based network monitoring and service desk capabilities, helping customers understand the business value of the SaaS delivery model.


  •  B.A. from the University of Southern California
  • Graduate work at American University
  • Executive Education at Harvard Business School
  • Client focused, with determination to help executives and their teams win the market through transformational and growth strategies.
  • Global influencer and speaker
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Multicloud: New Priorities in a Multicloud World

Feb 2018 - Event Proceeding - Doc # DR2018_T6_SE_MT

by: Stephen ElliotMark Thomason

These event proceedings were presented at the IDC Directions conferences in Santa Clara and Boston in February and March 2018.As organizations undergo digital transformation and continue to increase their cloud consumption, more and more or...
This IDC study is the first sizing and forecast for this newly defined IT system and service management (ITSSM) software market that incorporates major portions of software and SaaS solutions previously reported in enterprise system managem...
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