Peter Christy, Research Director, Networks, 451 Research
Peter is the Research Director of 451 Research's Networking Practice. For more than 30 years, Peter has worked with segment leaders in a spectrum of IT and networking technologies. He managed software and system technology for companies including HP, Sun, IBM, Digital Equipment Corp and Apple. Peter was founder and VP of Software at MasPar Computer, a midrange SIMD HPC provider.
Peter helps 451 Research clients understand how these trends impact them, and how they can best capitalize on them. Peter is a frequent speaker at leading industry events. He majored in Applied Math at Harvard College and did graduate work in EECS at UC Berkeley.
Sandeep Agrawal, Applications and Cloud Solutions Manger, Cisco
Sandeep has fifteen years of experience in commercializing new application and infrastructure technologies at Cisco, Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard. He established new solutions for cloud and agile business applications as well as new infrastructure product lines for Telecommunications and large Enterprises. Most recently, Sandeep has been leveraging Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure in to cloud and business applications.
Richard Probst, VP Architecture, SAP
Richard Probst is VP Architecture in SAP’s Customer Innovation & Strategic Projects group, with a current focus on simplifying SAP delivery and governance by leveraging policy-driven and software-defined infrastructure. He was a founder of the OASIS TOSCA standards project in 2011.
Over 11 years at SAP he has created several technical programs for SAP partners, including the series of SAP Guidelines for Best-Built Applications, the SAP Co-Innovation Labs (COIL) and the Enterprise Services Community.