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Principal Analyst, Data Centre IT & Servers
As part of Omdia’s cloud and data center research practice, Vladimir covers disruptive trends in data center compute, such as the shift to cloud computing, as well as innovations in the Ethernet adapter and server markets, the adoption of OCP equipment, and evolving requirements for efficiency, automation, and diversity in compute hardware, software, and silicon.
Previously at Intel, he covered client computing and the data center and IoT markets. There, he served as a long-term coach to the business management group in EMEA, providing expertise in supply chain models, business planning, and revenue forecasting. Vlad contributed to increasing the breadth and depth of Intel's market knowledge in EMEA, introducing an in-depth PC inventory tracking model, improving Intel's market and revenue forecast accuracy, and piloting an actionable IoT market model. As a frequent speaker at conferences, Vlad is quoted in publications including SDxCentral, Light Reading, FierceTelecom, and eWeek. Vlad holds a Bachelor of Science in economics and management from Aston University.
Manoj Sukumaran covers data-center compute trends, such as the transition to Ethernet adapters with CPU offload capabilities, edge computing, composable infrastructure, and the adoption of open-compute hardware. He has more than 15 years of diverse experience in engineering services and financial services, as well as in primary and secondary research.
Earlier, Manoj was the founder and Director at QWave India, a hardware engineering services company that specializes in designing data-center hardware for clients such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Flextronics. His team delivered the first three open-compute project switch designs, kicking off the bare metal switching revolution. His team also worked on the architecture and design of Open19’s first switch and server designs. Prior to QWave, Manoj worked in diverse industries such as financial services, consulting, and media. Manoj holds two bachelor’s degrees—one in physics and another in information technology; an MBA from India’s Mahatma Gandhi University.
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