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Bob Eve

No Longer with Cisco

Recently Bob has been leading Cisco’s efforts in the Data Virtualization market and expanding Data Virtualization’s Customer Advisory Community programs.

Bob was the EVP of Marketing at Composite Software for seven years, prior to its acquisition by Cisco in 2013. There, Bob established data virtualization as a category and Composite as the market leader by co-authoring the first book on data virtualization, Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility

Bob’s has driven multiple market transitions including creation of the Data Virtualization and IT Governance categories and was a key contributor to the rise of ERP. In Bob’s long career in enterprise software, he has held executive level engineering, marketing and business development roles at Oracle, PeopleSoft, Mercury Interactive and Informatica.

Bob holds a MS degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.

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The Story of How Data Virtualization Became Data Virtualization

As the software marketer who drove the term and successful adoption of the category, I enjoy the chance to share the Data Virtualization category story.

It’s Summertime, So Analysts Turn Up the Heat on Data Virtualization

While everyone else is enjoying summer, analysts at Gartner and Forrester are busy reporting on key data virtualization products such as the Cisco Information Server.

Introducing the Cisco Data Virtualization Knowledgebase

The Cisco Data Virtualization Knowledgebase contains a range of useful content, including business and technical white papers, tutorials, tech tips, and Cisco Information Server product documentation, as well as links to myriad additional resources, Cisco training, Cisco support, and more.

A Great Time Out!

I’m thoroughly enjoying the NBA playoffs again this year, in large part because my favorite team is once again in contention for the championship (go Golden State Warriors!). I’ve watched most of their games this season and relish the entertainment the team provides. After many hours of viewership, it’s no surprise that I’ve internalized this […]

January 23, 2017

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

How Do We Know If We Are Ready for Data Virtualization?

Ask these questions to see if you’re ready for data virtualization, then take our short assessment to find out how prepared you are.

Getting So Much Better All the Time – Announcing Cisco Data Virtualization Release 7.0.4

The fourth song on the iconic album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, is Getting Better with Sir Paul McCartney the lead on the memorable refrain: “I’ve got to admit it’s getting better A little better all the time I have to admit it’s getting better It’s getting better since you’ve been mine Getting so […]

You Need a Data Preparation Buyer Strategy

With all that has been written and said about data preparation, you are probably convinced your enterprise is ready to take advantage of its ability to rapidly transform inconsistent, incomplete, and inaccurate data into the clean, complete and ready-to-use data that your analytics require. This cleaned up version of data can help inform business decisions […]

Is Now the Time to Adopt Data Preparation? Analysts Say Yes!

In just three short years, self-service data preparation has gone from a nascent concept into what one IT analyst firm called the “Next Big Market Disruption” at their recent BI and Analytics conference. Benefits to Data Preparation Adopters Are Significant A myriad of benefits are driving this accelerated adoption.  On the business side, these include […]