Recently Jacob Gardner of Logicworks had the pleasure to have an extended and insightful conversation (Part 1 here and Part 2 here) with Ben Kepes well-known cloud commentator and investor, as well as self-described cloud evangelist and member of the Clouderati, the loose group of commentators and industry experts who publicly progress the conversation around cloud computing. We discussed a range of topics related to how he sees cloud’s value being portrayed, cloud adoption and hurdles at the enterprise level, his perspectives on the industry at large, and how he sees the space developing.
“I think there’s more value to be added after the fact, and so if I look at involvement with companies, as an investor that’s more and more focused further up the stack, at the platform or at the software space so I think there’s a lot of value being added there. That’s not to say that there’s no added value to infrastructure because clearly there is, but that more around service, around some geographic granularity, those sorts of things, rather than you know, specifics of innovation happening to appear.”
Ben Kepes, Cloud Evangelist and elite member of the Clouderati