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Stephen Elliot

Program Vice President, Management Software and DevOps

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
Last week, VMware's user conference attracted over 28,000 attendees in Las Vegas and online viewers, where the company went public with several important announcements. Many of the critical announcements focused on new products, partnership...
IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: DevOps in the United States, 2017

Jul 2017 - IDC MaturityScape Benchmark - Doc # US42880717

by: Stephen ElliotSuya Xiong,  Mary Johnston Turner

This IDC study presents the results of IDC's 2017 DevOps MaturityScape Benchmark Survey and should be viewed as a supplement to IDC MaturityScape: DevOps 2.0 (IDC #US42308417, February 2017). Together, they provide a comprehensive overview ...
IDC MaturityScape: DevOps 2.0

Feb 2017 - IDC MaturityScape - Doc # US42308417

by: Mitsuhiro IriyaStephen ElliotMelinda-Carol Ballou,  Mary Johnston Turner,  Jennifer ThomsonScott OttawayOlivier Schaller,  Waseq Ahsan,  Carla Arend

This IDC study defines DevOps as a methodology, a set of practices, and a set of enabling technologies that unify a highly collaborative team consisting of business leadership, design, development, testing, process and portfolio management,...
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