The Moor Insights & Strategy team has extensive real-world executive experience in strategy, product management, product and channel marketing, P&L management, technology and market research. We have held executive-level positions in high-tech companies like yours. We are familiar with the problems you face, but we also have the problem-solving ability of industry veterans. We know how to implement. Our advantage is the ability to identify the problems to be solved, anticipate the obstacles to solving them, create strategies to overcome the obstacles and execute with precision to help companies reach their goals.

Analysts

Patrick Moorhead, Founder, President & Principal Analyst

Patrick founded the firm based on in his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Five years later, Patrick is consistently ranked in the top echelon of all technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (via ARInsights) and is consistently top ranked in “press citations” (via Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor for both Forbes and CIO. He a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the software-defined datacenter and the Internet of Things (IoT), and Patrick is a deep expert in client computing and semiconductors. He has 25 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.

You can find Patrick’s full biography here.

Rhett Dillingham, Senior Analyst In-Residence, Cloud Services

With 17+ years of experience in enterprise hardware, software, and cloud products and services, Rhett has a passion for delivering market-leading technology products and services. In his product leadership roles at Rackspace and AWS, he helped shape the change in consumption of technology via innovative cloud services. At Moor Insights, he is helping clients make the most of the opportunity this disruption presents with his focus on infrastructure and platform services across public, private, and hybrid cloud. Most recently, Rhett was Vice President of Product Management at Rackspace on OpenStack Public Cloud then Private Cloud. Rhett earned his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

You can find Rhett’s full biography here.

Karl Freund, Senior Analyst, Machine Learning & HPC

Karl Freund has spent his career transforming cool technologies into thriving businesses through creative and effective Go-To-Market karl-freundstrategies. Recently, as the General Manager of AMD’s HPC business, he became fascinated by the potential of Deep Learning in Artificial Intelligence to improve our lives and businesses. Now at Moor Insights, he helps clients realize the potential of Deep Learning and HPC. Karl holds a bachelors degree from Texas A&M University in Applied Mathematics, and a Masters of Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

You can find Karl’s full biography here.

Matt Kimball, Senior Analyst, Servers & Storage

Over the last 25 years, Matt has developed an expertise across the product life cycle – from gathering product requirements to creating messaging to developing and executing “go-to-market” strategies as well as real-world IT experience.  Matt began his career in professional services engineering and transitioned into product management and product marketing roles for some of the largest companies in the high tech market including Xerox, Seagate, and AMD. Most recently, Matt has worked at AMD as a Senior Product Marketing Manager.  In this role, he was responsible for product message creation and testing, branding and all facets of go to market. Matt served as an IT director responsible for datacenter consolidation, data warehousing, web infrastructure, and data integration.

Matt’s full biography is here.

Anshel Sag, Associate Analyst, Mobility & VR

Anshel is Moor Insights & Strategy’s in-house millennial and conducts hands-on competitive performance analyses. He was co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bright Side of News, a top technology news and review website. As an IT industry journalist, he has written Anshel Sag Bust Blurredmany semiconductor analyses and helped customers and vendors understand which technologies matter. His strengths involve the ability not only to identify new technology trends but also to understand how companies in the IT industry can use them. Anshel is positioned well to explain why certain trends occur from the consumer perspective as well as describe the technical details behind them. His prior experience in the IT industry includes working in roles ranging from electronics prototyping to graphics cards and motherboards.

Anshel’s full biography is here.

Will Townsend, Senior Analyst, Carriers and Enterprise Networking

Will is a senior analyst focused on telecommunications infrastructure, carrier services, and enterprise networking.  He has spent his diverse career in product management, product and channel marketing, business development, sales and strategic alliances managing wireless programs with AT&T and Telus.  A risk-taking executive that has built businesses and participated in several start-ups, Will brings over 25 years of experience from technology leaders Dell, Compaq, and Hewlett-Packard among others to Moor Insights & Strategy. Will earned a BA in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Texas State University.

Will’s full biography is here.

Christopher R. Wilder, Senior Analyst, IoT

Chris is a senior analyst focused on the Internet of Things.  Chris was CEO and Chairman at Industrial IoT firm Tiga Energy Services and brings with him a wealth of real-world insights and experience. Chris knows the analyst game well as he spent 12 years as a partner and Executive VP at The Knowledge Capital Group, an analysis, and consultancy for analyst relations professionals. Chris also held roles at HPE, Smart Technologies, and the U.S. Navy. Chris is a Forbes and TechTarget contributor and is the author of the best-selling book, Influencing the Influencers.

Chris’s full biography is here.

Operations

Dan Pickens, Business Director

Dan Pickens is Business Director for Moor Insights & Strategy’s datacenter business and is responsible for operations and customer relations. Dan has over 25 years’ experience in marketing Dan Pickens vgoodcommunications, media relations, analyst relations, positioning, and messaging. Prior to joining MI&S, Dan created and ran his own marketing and communications consultancy. He spent 12 years with AMD, the last three as senior product marketing manager for commercial PC and server processors. Prior to that, he created, and for six years managed the global industry analyst relations program. Initially, at AMD, Pickens spent two years creating and executing national and international public relations programs for the desktop and notebook businesses.

Dan’s full biography is here.

Contributors

Laurence Chu, MD, FACS, Contributing Physician

Laurence Chu, MD is an Otolaryngologist-Head & Neck Surgeon. He has been in medical practice for over two decades with an interest in medical research and technology application toward healthcare.  Headshot (2)He has been tinkering with technology since his days in college and still has his original Macintosh Computer and  Newton tablet. He completed his medical training through the Six Year BA/MD program at Boston University and was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force.

You can find Laurence’s full biography here.