Ben Kepes

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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the cloud. His areas of interest extend to aviation technology, enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

He is a globally recognized subject matter expert with an extensive following across multiple channels. His commentary has been published on Forbes, ReadWriteWeb, GigaOm, The Guardian and a wide variety of publications – both print and online. Often included in lists of the most influential technology thinkers globally, Ben is also an active member of the Clouderati, a global group of cloud thought leaders and is in demand as a speaker at conferences and events all around the world.

As organizations react to the demands for more flexible working environments, the impacts of the economic downturn and the existence of multiple form-factor devices and ubiquitous connectivity, Cloud computing stands alone as the technology paradigm that enables the convergence of those trends -- Ben’s insight into these factors has helped organizations large and small, buy-side and sell-side, to navigate a challenging path from the old paradigm to the new one.

Ben is passionate about technology as an enabler and enjoys exploring that theme in various settings.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Ben Kepes and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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Filestack reverses the concept of the CDN to offer lightning fast file uploads globally

Filestack reverses the concept of the CDN to offer lightning fast file uploads globally

There’s no point having great download speeds if the data can’t make its way onto the internet quickly.

GE starts to make good on that 'software company' promise

GE starts to make good on that 'software company' promise

Every company is now a software company. GE makes good on its hyperbolic statements.

At DockerCon, another one of those PR fail stories

At DockerCon, another one of those PR fail stories

A PR failure. But in this case it doesn't involve United or burly policemen.

When pure play isn’t: Mirantis releases Kubernetes distro

When pure play isn’t: Mirantis releases Kubernetes distro

My days of describing Mirantis as the most fun pure-play OpenStack vendor are over. Breadth is the new survival tactic.

TeleSign wants to take on Twilio

TeleSign wants to take on Twilio

CaaS, CPaaS or developer platform? No matter the name, comms as an API is the future game.

In the need for speed, Fastly goes all the way to the edge

In the need for speed, Fastly goes all the way to the edge

Fastly knows that speed happens throughout the network. It's now moving to speed things at the edge.

Corvil has an authentic past, but it is focused on the future

Corvil has an authentic past, but it is focused on the future

From a storied past, Corvil wants to create a valuable future.

Sprinklr takes on the big boys of customer experience

Sprinklr takes on the big boys of customer experience

It’s a busy space with some high-profile players, so you’d be forgiven for being unaware of Sprinklr.

Crunchbase ramps up to deliver business information everywhere

Crunchbase ramps up to deliver business information everywhere

Once just a useful tool for Silicon Valley types, Crunchbase has a deeper vision.

WalkMe, the most obvious tool in the world, releases research and makes an acquisition

WalkMe, the most obvious tool in the world, releases research and makes an acquisition

When I first heard about WalkMe, the idea struck me as so mind-numbingly obvious that I've been a big fan ever since.

With HelloWorks, HelloSign finds the holy grail of digitalization

With HelloWorks, HelloSign finds the holy grail of digitalization

It’s nice seeing a vendor move through the stages of innovations through to transformation. HelloWorks caps that off for this eSignature player.

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