Stephen Foskett

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Stephen is the President of the Tech Field Day business unit for The Futurum Group. An active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, Stephen currently focuses on AI, edge, and cloud, and is a long-time voice in enterprise storage.

Stephen organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for The Futurum Group, bringing a panel of independent technical content creators together with leading companies in the industry. We organize our Field Day events throughout the year in different topics, and also bring our community to industry events. Stephen also hosts the weekly Utilizing Tech podcast, and contributes to numerous podcasts, webcasts, and industry news reports.

A graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he studied the impact of technology and society, Stephen has lived in northeast Ohio for a decade. He frequently travels to Silicon Valley for Field Day events and appears on-stage, in analyst and press panels, and behind the scenes at events around the world.



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  1. Credible Content From the Community is More Important than Ever
  2. The Bedrock of AI Is Data With Nick Magnuson and Clive Bearman of Qlik
  3. The Year of AI at AI Field Day 4
  4. Cloud Field Day – Infrastructure Matters on the Road
  5. The Truth Behind SaaS Data Recovery With W Curtis Preston
  6. Mind the Gap Between Hyperscale and Enterprise IT
  7. NodeWeaver: Pioneering Edge Computing Solutions for Tomorrow’s Challenges
  8. Automation, Analytics, and More at Cloud Field Day 18
  9. The Present and Future of Edge at Edge Field Day 2
  10. Storage Field Day 26 Is Headed to SNIA’s Storage Developer Conference
  11. Things Are Heating Up for Tech Field Day Extra at VMware Explore
  12. Announcements From Cisco Live
  13. Elevate Your Cloud Knowledge at Cloud Field Day 17
  14. What Is a Cloud Database and How Does It Work?
  15. Takeaways From the Recent Storage Field Day
  16. Enterprise Storage Enters a New Age
  17. What’s New in Storage at Storage Field Day 25
  18. Unraveling the Key Themes of Edge Computing – a Roundtable Discussion
  19. The IT Industry Is Doing Better Than It Seems
  20. IP Address Management in a Modern Dynamic Network
  21. Edge Is Not Just Cloud or Datacenter
  22. Deploying Applications Across Edge Locations With Mako Networks and Avassa
  23. Security Automation With ZEDEDA and Opengear
  24. Looking Forward to Tech Field Day 27
  25. Learn More About Edge Computing at the First Edge Field Day Event
  26. Is Kubernetes a Good Fit for Edge Computing?
  27. What Are the Limits of Edge Computing?
  28. Cloud Field Day Looks to the Next Generation in January
  29. Measuring the Current Day Blast Radius of Outages
  30. Edge Computing – Through the Timeline
  31. Digging Deeper Into the Theme of Sustainability in Enterprise IT
  32. Tech Field Day Is Back With a Mix of CXL
  33. Storage Field Day Returns to Silicon Valley!
  34. CFDx NetApp – Thoughts
  35. Cloud Field Day 15 Returns to Silicon Valley!
  36. Take Charge of Your Multicloud Environment With NetApp: A Cloud Field Day Extra
  37. Gestalt IT Is Headed to VMware Explore US 2022!
  38. ML Commons Unveils MLPerf Training V2.0 | Gestalt IT Rundown: June 29, 2022
  39. Cloud Field Day Returns, Bridging the Datacenter to the Cloud
  40. AI Field Day Returns With a Focus on Data
  41. Developer Advocacy Isn’t Exactly What We Think It Will Be
  42. Do Enterprises Need Private Cellular?
  43. Join the Networking Field Day Experience at Aruba Atmosphere 22!
  44. Episode 14 – Having a Field Day With AI Expert Stephen Foskett
  45. How to Connect Everything From Everywhere With ZeroTier
  46. State of the Cloud
  47. Cloud Field Day Returns November 3-5, 2021
  48. The Cloud Is Finally Ready for the Enterprise
  49. Tech Field Day Returns With Avassa, Cisco, Pure Storage, and Xilinx
  50. Returning to NGINX Sprint 2.0 With Tech Field Day
  51. Tech Field Day Presents Dell Technologies HCI & Storage: Cutting Edge Infrastructure to Drive Your Business
  52. Announcing Storage Field Day 22, August 4-6, 2021
  53. Intel Sapphire Rapids Rushes Back to 2022 | Gestalt IT Rundown: June 30, 2021
  54. Pegasus Flies to Exploit Journalist Phones | Gestalt IT Rundown: July 21, 2021
  55. US Government Strikes Down JEDI | Gestalt IT Rundown: July 07, 2021
  56. The Enterprise Is Not Ready for AI
  57. AI Field Day Returns May 27 and 28
  58. Join Us on April 27th for Making the Future of Data Possible: An Event by Scality and HPE!
  59. Scality Announces ARTESCA | Gestalt IT Rundown: April 28, 2021
  60. Intel Updates the Xeon Scalable Platform With Tech Field Day
  61. Join Tech Field Day on April 21-23, 2021
  62. Cisco Live Global 2021 Keynote Liveblog
  63. Presenters React to the Networking Field Day Experience
  64. Cloud Field Day Returns March 10-12, 2021
  65. Taking a Deep Dive Into Modern Storage Solutions With Storage Field Day 21
  66. Is Storageless Storage Just Someone Else’s Storage?
  67. Gestalt IT Rundown: December 16, 2020
  68. Scality and Cloud Field Day: A Bond That Spans Years
  69. Converging Conference Communities in the Cloud
  70. Voices in Innovation – Enrico Signoretti Explores the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Online Events
  71. Pure Storage FlashRecover Brings Cohesity to FlashBlade
  72. Judges on Fire: Stephen Foskett, Organizer in Chief, Tech Field Day
  73. Coming Together During COVID-19, With Stephen Foskett of Gestalt IT
  74. Day Two Cloud 038: Making the Case for Third-Party Cloud Storage
  75. BONUS: The Origins of Tech Field Day – the On-Premise IT Roundtable
  76. Meet the #TFD Founder: Stephen Foskett
  77. Juniper NXTWORK 2019 Keynote Live Blog
  78. Druva Protects Corporate Data Outside the Firewall
  79. Where Did Tech Field Day Come From? Tech Field Day at 10
  80. SolarWinds Aims to Connect the Data Dots
  81. Meeting the Storage Performance Requirements of AI and ML Workloads With WekaIO
  82. Nth Generation Symposium Keynote Live Blog
  83. Celebrating 10 Years of Pure Storage and Tech Field Day
  84. It’s All About the Delegates: Tech Field Day at 10
  85. Tech Field Day 20 – The Ten Year Anniversary Edition
  86. Commvault Go Day 2 Live Blog
  87. Stephen Foskett Gets the Latest News From Commvault at Commvault GO 2019
  88. Why You Should Consider Software-Defined Storage in Your Data Center
  89. Accelerate Day 1 Recap With Stephen Foskett From Gestalt IT by Pure Storage
  90. Pure Accelerate 2019 Day 2 Keynote Liveblog
  91. Pure Accelerate 2019 Day 1 Keynote Liveblog
  92. IBM’s New Class of Data Protection: Upcycling of the IT World?
  93. Leaving the Ecuador Open | Gestalt IT Rundown, September 18, 2019
  94. Can You Avoid Moving to the Cloud? No, and Why Would You?
  95. StorPool’s Strategy Rose to the Cloud—and Beyond!
  96. vSoccer at VMworld 2019
  97. The Contention Window: S1E12 : TechFieldDay – Mobility Field Day 4 Preview
  98. I Met Stephen Foskett
  99. What You See and What You Get When You Follow Me
  100. You’re Wrong About Data Protection Policy
  101. Nyansa Wants to Be the IoT Sheriff
  102. Liveblog: Intel Data-Centric Innovation Day 2019
  103. Intel’s Crossover Point: A 3D Spork?
  104. Voices in Data Storage – Episode 9: A Conversation With Stephen Foskett
  105. Goodbye X-IO, Hello Axellio and Violin 2.0!
  106. NetApp: HCI Stands For “Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure”
  107. NetApp’s Data Fabric Gets Real
  108. Smaller Conferences Can Have a Bigger Impact
  109. 9 Years of Tech Field Days with Stephen Foskett
  110. Commvault and Services
  111. Cloud Storage – AWS, Azure, and Beyond
  112. Multi-Cloud, DevOps, and Storage
  113. 3D XPoint Is At A Crossroads – Can Intel and Micron Deliver?
  114. What Differentiates Servers in a Commodity x86 World?
  115. Tech ONTAP Podcast: NetApp at Storage Field Day 15
  116. A Conversation with Congruity360 COO Mark Shirman
  117. Commvault GO 2017 Keynote Live Blog!
  118. #CiscoChampion Radio, S4|Ep.14: All About Tech Field Day
  119. Surprise! Facebook Shares Dramatically Improve Reach, Clicks, and Views
  120. Storage is Getting Cloudier!
  121. The Year of Cloud Extension
  122. Pure Accelerate 2017 Keynote Live Blog
  123. SPEP03 – TFD12 | Open TechCast
  124. What’s The Deal With Containers, Anyway?
  125. Tech Field Day: Seven Years Later
  126. Geek Speak: Snapshots Aren’t Backups (But They Could Be A Big Part…)
  127. Speaking in Tech: ‘Radical dev-docused’ work from Apple…
  128. Speaking in Tech: How good is the UK’s broadband? Really awful
  129. TECHunplugged Austin is One Packed Event
  130. Talking NVMe, 3DXpoint and Networking
  131. Tech Field Day Viewership Rockets Forward in 2015
  132. Every Device Can Speak SMB Protocol Thanks To Visuality Systems
  133. Live Streaming Video Adds to the Tech Field Day Experience
  134. Storage Field Day 8 Brings the Enterprise Storage Industry Together
  135. Infinidat’s Solution For the I/O Blender: Math
  136. What’s In A Name?
  137. Generation 3 drobo: Fall In Love All Over Again
  138. VFD4 – The email
  139. Cisco’s Trojan Horse
  140. Networking Field Day 8
  141. Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2014
  142. SolarWinds Showcases Virtualization Management for Hybrid IT and More at VMworld(R) US 2014
  143. #VMEspresso with SolarWinds at VMworld: “Storage I/O is About to Get Crazy”
  144. Why is DataGravity Such a Big Deal?
  145. 08 – Wireless Field Day 7 Kickoff « On The Fly Wi-Fi
  146. On experts, influencers, and evangelists