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.

Can cloud finally kill the desk phone? Dialpad thinks so

Notarize: Removing the 'visiting the notary' routine

Notarize: Removing the 'visiting the notary' routine

Another example of digital disrupting a manual (and painful) process.

Displaying impressive growth, Pantheon slurps up heavy Series C

Displaying impressive growth, Pantheon slurps up heavy Series C

It's impressive fundraising from this fast-growing, website management platform.

Atlassian scoops up StatusPage

Atlassian scoops up StatusPage

It is always interesting to see a company's M&A strategy once it IPOs. Atlassian today made its first post-IPO deal.

BI meets Amazon Echo because . . . (dubious) PR value

BI meets Amazon Echo because . . . (dubious) PR value

Sometimes companies come up with marketing ideas that just make you scratch your head. Roll up Sisense.

Go! New Relic goes with Golang

Go! New Relic goes with Golang

NewRelic has always been seen as a tech early adopter -- so it comes as no surprise to see them jump on the Go wagon

Monitoring high-velocity trading networks with cPacket

Monitoring high-velocity trading networks with cPacket

The financial services industry is a high-demand, and high-value technology customer. cPacket seeks to leverage that fact.

Kubernetes rolls out its latest version

Kubernetes rolls out its latest version

Always interesting to watch just how fast the Kuberenetes initiative is growing.

Boxever and the promise of modern airline customer experiences

Boxever and the promise of modern airline customer experiences

I've written extensively about how airlines can provide a better customer experience. Boxever believes it can enable this change to occur.

Saving media (or not) with Conde Nast and behavioral data

Saving media (or not) with Conde Nast and behavioral data

It may not be the only answer, but Conde Nast believes it is onto something with its new behavioral data offering.

Axcient announces Fusion, aims to do away with pesky redundancy

Axcient announces Fusion, aims to do away with pesky redundancy

Axcient has been plugging away at its business for years. Now it wants to put some fuel on the fire.

Biometrics is the new cool -- LogMeOnce goes password free

Biometrics is the new cool -- LogMeOnce goes password free

Biometric identity is the new bastion of access control. LogMeOnce enters the fray

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