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.

2017: The year of serverless?

Sesame Enable -- doing good for the world, with tech

Sesame Enable -- doing good for the world, with tech

Warning in advance: this post is going to be a little bit gushy but, in my view, deservedly so.

Crisis Text Line: Giving Twilio justification for the 'tech making the world a better place' meme

Crisis Text Line: Giving Twilio justification for the 'tech making the world a better place' meme

Pretty much every technology company I've ever come across purports to be making a difference in the world. Here's an example where that is a justifiable claim.

The hidden losses: Unproductive tasks and the promise of automation

The hidden losses: Unproductive tasks and the promise of automation

The statistics show just how much time and resource is wasted on unproductive tasks. But what are the unintended consequences of automation?

Applying artificial intelligence to age prediction

Applying artificial intelligence to age prediction

Artificial intelligence is amazing. And even more so when it is applied to a problem in the real world. Insilico Medicine is doing just that.

Dollar Rentals' epic system failure -- technology should have solved this

Dollar Rentals' epic system failure -- technology should have solved this

A recent experience renting (or not) a car reminded me just how broken some systems still are.

Magisto: The machine-generated creativity you're looking for?

Magisto: The machine-generated creativity you're looking for?

In an effort to democratize the creative process around video, Magisto moves into the business-to-business arena.

Adventuring into the unknown with REI and CRM

Adventuring into the unknown with REI and CRM

Perhaps the best known adventure retail brand out there was, until recently, using some paper systems that were in need of technology help.

Instart Logic wants to offer Facebook’s ad-blocker-blocker to everyone

Instart Logic wants to offer Facebook’s ad-blocker-blocker to everyone

In this case, two negatives may just end up being bad for the internet.

With a McDonald’s case study in tow, Inkling scoops up cash

With a McDonald’s case study in tow, Inkling scoops up cash

One of the more interesting end user computing companies I’ve come across scores and impressive funding round.

And there she goes, HPE jettisons both OpenStack and Cloud Foundry initiatives

And there she goes, HPE jettisons both OpenStack and Cloud Foundry initiatives

If there was anyone who wasn’t previously scratching their head about HPE’s strategy, this latest move should be enough…

Daatrics answers the call from over-anxious new parents

Daatrics answers the call from over-anxious new parents

Call me flippant, but sometimes nature is the best thing. Daatrics provides an answer for those who disagree.

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