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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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June 18, 2014

DATA CENTER

Call for Nominations: 2014 Data Virtualization Leadership Awards

The Data Virtualization Leadership Awards recognize organizations for data virtualization initiatives with significant business impact, agility and innovation. Has your organization executed a data initiative with significant business impact, agility or innovation that should be celebrated? Do you know a champion whose efforts have driven data virtualization success in your organization and beyond? If so, […]

June 4, 2014

DATA CENTER

Active Archiving with Big Data

Historical data is now an essential tool for businesses as they struggle to meet increasingly stringent regulatory requirements, manage risk and perform predictive analytics that help improve business outcomes. While recent data is readily accessible in operational systems and some summarized historical data available in the data warehouse, the traditional practice of archiving older, detail-level […]

May 22, 2014

DATA CENTER

Save Big Money with Big Data

Data in data warehouses doubles every 2.5 years. For users, this means more data to analyze, leading to better business outcomes. That’s the good news. The bad news is that this extra storage capacity and computing power comes at a cost. A high cost it turns out. So what is an enterprise to do? Keep […]

May 18, 2014

DATA CENTER

Data Virtualization: Live at Cisco Live! San Francisco

It has been a great year for Data Virtualization at Cisco Live!   Milan, Melbourne, and Toronto were fantastic opportunities to introduce Data Virtualization to Cisco customer and partner audiences.  And...

May 12, 2014

DATA CENTER

How Data Virtualization Helps Data Scientists

By now it is clear that big data analytics opens the door to unprecedented analytic opportunities for business innovation, customer retention and profit growth. However, a shortage of data scientists is creating a bottleneck as organizations move from early big data experiments into larger scale adoption. This constraint limits big data analytics and the positive […]

May 6, 2014

DATA CENTER

Data Virtualization: Achieve Better Business Outcomes, Faster

Data, Data Everywhere! The challenge of making business decisions in a networked world isn’t a lack of data. It’s having data residing in multiple systems, global locations, locked away in spreadsheets, and in people’s heads. Almost every enterprise faces this data silos challenge to a greater or lesser degree. But how businesses address it makes […]

April 10, 2014

DATA CENTER

The Fourth V in Big Data

At Cisco Live! Melbourne, I was invited to speak at the Executive Symposium to nearly 100 of Cisco’s top customers in the Australia and New Zealand region.  In my talk, Gaining Insight from the Big Data Avalanche, I covered big data business opportunities and technology challenges. To level set at the start, I opened with […]

November 8, 2013

DATA CENTER

Customers Gather in NYC to Talk Data Virtualization

This year Cisco held Data Virtualization Day 2013 at the New York Palace in New York City. With 350 attendees from more than 130 organizations, it marked the largest event to date and showcased data virtualization is top of mind for organizations as they try to extract more value out of their data. Data Virtualization […]

September 30, 2013

DATA CENTER

Data Virtualization Meets the Network

The acquisition of Composite Software by Cisco has created quite a stir in the enterprise IT community.  Data virtualization and networking – how does that make sense? One should assume that before it invested $180M in Composite, Cisco must have had something in mind. And a recent report entitled “Data Virtualization Meets the Network” from […]