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Guest Keynote: The State of IT Resilience | 2019

Phil Goodwin, Research Director, IDC


So, you think you’re IT resilient? Last year, Zerto partnered with industry-leading research analyst firm, IDC, to take the pulse on the state of IT resilience across the globe. The findings: 90% of organizations are falling short of what is advised for IT Resilience. Will we see the same results in 2019? Join Phil Goodwin, Research Director at IDC, as he reveals the findings of the State of IT Resilience 2019 survey – available only to ZertoCON attendees prior to the study release in June. Learn how your organization stacks up to your peers and hear what you can do to maximize IT resilience.

About Phil: Phil Goodwin is a Research Director within IDC’s Storage Systems and Software research practice. He provides detailed insight and analysis on evolving industry trends, vendor performance, and the impact of new technology adoption. Mr. Goodwin is responsible for producing and delivering timely, in-depth market research with a specific focus on Data Protection, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, and Data Availability. Mr. Goodwin takes a holistic view of these markets, and covers risk analysis, service level requirements and cost/benefit calculations in his research.

Mr. Goodwin brings with him more than 30 years of IT industry experience. He has covered the storage market since 1997 with a particular focus on the data protection market. He has worked in product management roles in which he defined product requirements, assessed market size and potential, and formulated go-to-market strategies for numerous storage products. Mr. Goodwin has also been an industry analyst at META Group, the founder of Diogenes Analytical Laboratories – an independent market assessment firm. His most recent role was at Cognizant Technology Solutions as a storage architect consulting to large scale IT organizations. Having been on “both sides of the ball,” Mr. Goodwin has experience advising both vendors to define market–winning solutions and IT organizations on effective data protection and availability strategies.

Mr. Goodwin has a Master of Technology Management and a BSBA in Marketing, both from the University of Denver.



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