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An interview with Amjad Afanah (@amjadafanah) at #GartnerDC 2016

By | December 14, 2016

Last week I had the chance to talk with Gartner at the #GartnerDC2016 conference about how digital disruption is transforming IT.  Some of the key takeaways from our conversation include the following:

  • IT is becoming the bottleneck in delivering applications in a timely manner. As a result, many business users have been drawn to public clouds to get instant access to application services – bypassing IT and locking themselves to an expensive service.
  • HyperGrid delivers the public cloud experience on premises with a full stack solution that provides infrastructure as well as the much needed application and platform services.

Click here to watch the interview (7 minutes, 36 seconds).


Amjad Afanah

VP of Product, HyperForm at HyperGrid
VP of Product at HyperGrid. Previously the co-founder of DCHQ, which is now HyperForm, a deployment automation platform for container-based applications. Amjad has extensive experience in cloud automation and application management. Prior to founding DCHQ, Amjad was a senior product manager at VMware, where he managed strategic products in cloud management & automation for almost 3 years. He also assumed a product management role for 5 years at Oracle where he focused on application and middleware management capabilities. Amjad holds a bachelors degree in computer science from MIT and an MBA degree from UCLA.