SVP, Digital Infrastructure and Datacenter Initiatives, 451 Research
Michelle has led the industry in quantifying the impact of emerging and disruptive technologies for datacenter and IT professionals. She was ahead of the market in articulating the short-and long-term impacts of server virtualization, cloud computing and service-provider infrastructure while recommending credible strategies to IT organizations on future-proofing the datacenter. Prior to joining 451 Research, Michelle was a data scientist at a big-data startup specializing in social-media analytics and community building. She also spent more than 10 years at IDC, where she conceptualized and led its Datacenter Trends program.