Jeffrey M. Kaplan is the Founder and Managing Director of THINKstrategies, a strategic consulting firm that helps IT enterprise decision-makers with their sourcing strategies; solution providers with their marketing strategies; and venture firms with their investment strategies. Jeff is also the founder of the Cloud Computing Showplace, the largest vendor-independent online directory and best practice resource center of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions, including Managed Services. Prior to forming THINKstrategies, Jeff served as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at InterOPS Management Solutions, and was Director of Strategic Marketing at International Network Services (INS) and subsequently Lucent Technologies, which acquired INS. Jeff also spent thirteen (13) years as a leading industry analyst at IDC, Dataquest and META Group. Jeffrey is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and contributing columnist for BusinessWeek, Mass High Tech Journal, Financial Times of London, NetworkWorld, Business Communications Review, ComputerWorld, InformationWeek, Managing Automation, and the Web Hosting Industry Review on topics ranging from utility computing to outsourcing strategies. Visit his site at www.thinkstrategies.com/blog (http://www.thinkstrategies.com/blog).
Austin Wentzlaff is a Minnesota native that currently lives Minneapolis, MN. He attended Gustavus Adolphus College obtaining a B.A. in Financial Economics. He currently works as a Business Analyst for OnApproach, LLC. A CUSO focused on giving credit unions the power to use data as a competitive advantage through the use of a revolutionary data warehouse. Austin believes that a portion of ones portfolio should be buy and hold and another portion should be short term speculations depending on their personal of risk.
Moon Kil Woong is currently a VP at a SME. Previously he was a tech stock consultant, VP of Research at ING, and sell side Director at Crédit Agricole Indosuez. Moon Kil Woong has a Masters in Public Administration from SJSU.
I am a value investor to the greatest extent possible. I also favor dividend stocks. I try to be a buy-and-hold investor, but sometimes I can't avoid the tempation to ring the register or to accumulate the inevitable tax loss. The main thing I have learned is that I have lost more money by selling too soon than for any other reason. I reside in Henderson, NV.
IOT INDUSTRY ANALYST | BUSINESS STRATEGY EXPERT | THOUGHT-LEADER
Silicon Valley based IIoT industry analyst & co-founder of ArcInsight Research Partners, a research & advisory group. An engineer with hands-on experiences at oil-refining plants, industrial cooling and waste-water systems as well as coal & gas-fired power generating units. He has also trained with business strategy consulting firms, with additional qualifications in decision analytics, Bayesian-learning approaches & risk-assessment.
Leadership roles as strategy consultant, business & new markets development and adviser to early-stage ventures. Over 15 years of senior-management experience at large globally-matrixed organizations.
Gary Hunt is Founder & President, TCLABZ, disruptive innovation strategy adviser to energy technology and information services companies on leveraging intellectual property for scalable growth and go-to-market strategies.
His checkered past includes stints as VP-Global Analytics & Data at IHS/CERA; President, Global Energy Advisors, the energy market advisory division of Global Energy Decisions; and the most fun anyone should be paid to have managing Austin Energy and Austin Water as Assistant City Manager for Utilities & Finance for Austin, Texas—live music capital of the world!
I'm an MBA grad and Technology enthusiast. My expertise is in the IT and software space. I've been investing on my own account on and off for the last few years. I'm always looking to expand my investment knowledge, and I'm open to any good book recommendations!