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John Gallant

John Gallant

Member since: April 2011

Bio: John Gallant brings more than 28 years of editorial and technology experience to his role as Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer of IDG Enterprise. In this role, Gallant works with the editorial leaders of IDGE’s CIO, CSO, Computerworld, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World titles, setting content strategy and ensuring that the brands serve their respective audiences with the best online and print products and services in the industry. Gallant also helps drive IDG Enterprise's strategic efforts around social media. Gallant, one of Network World’s founders, was formerly CEO and editorial director for the company, where he guided content and business development for print and online, as well as Network World’s seminars and events programs. Gallant is highly visible in the marketplace and frequently speaks at industry conferences. In 2010, Gallant was inducted into min’s Magazine’s Editorial and Design Hall of Fame. He has been named by Technology Marketing magazine as one of the most influential people in computer journalism, and was cited as one of the “most visionary editors-in-chief” by Press Access. Gallant’s expertise in covering the technology industry has been tapped by top-tier television media outlets, including CNN, CNNfn, CNBC, NPR, and Bloomberg. He often hosts roundtable discussions on technology and other topics for a wide variety of organizations, including leading vendors, I.T. buyers and industry associations. Gallant also chairs the executive committee of the Boston College Technology Council and is on the board of Dream Big, a non-profit that helps underprivileged girls build confidence through sports.

Areas of Interest: Cloud Computing, Hardware, Mobile & Wireless, Networking, Software, Virtualization

Activity

  • GE Healthcare CTO Nevin Zimmermann talks with IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer John Gallant about mobile, cloud, big data and more. Zimmermann also discusses how his team is evolving and why CIOs must embrace technology changes.

    19 weeks 11 hours ago

  • F5 Networks puts focus on network and server virtualization.

    22 weeks 3 days ago

  • F5 Networks execs talk software-defined data centers, Cisco and VMware partnerships.

    22 weeks 3 days ago

  • As a top executive at Intel and EMC, Pat Gelsinger helped build the data centers of today. Now, as CEO of VMware, he's promising to deliver the data centers of tomorrow. In this installment of the IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series, Gelsinger spoke with Chief Content Officer John Gallant and Network World Senior Writer Brandon Butler about what he's accomplished one year into his tenure, and why the company is uniquely positioned to deliver on the vision of software-defined data centers. Gelsinger detailed the company's plans for its upcoming infrastructure-as-a-service offerings and how it will out-duel early leader Amazon in that market. He also discussed VMware's plans to simplify mobility and explained how, rather than threatening the company, OpenStack is widening VMware's market. (Oh, one other thing about OpenStack: He doesn't see it gaining traction in the enterprise.) Gelsinger also shared thoughts on VMware's competitors and discussed how he'll work with former VMware CEO Paul Maritz's new Pivotal spin off.

    35 weeks 1 day ago

  • Good Technology has become one the leaders in mobile management, amassing more than 4,000 customers, including many in government and highly regulated industries.

    35 weeks 2 days ago

  • Delphi CIO Tim McCabe discusses how he navigated the auto-parts maker through times of major financial struggle and how, as a result, IT has become a driver of revenue. McCabe also explores why CIOs and IT leaders need to be more knowledgeable about their businesses and what the future of offshoring and out-tasking looks like.

    36 weeks 11 hours ago

  • Think software-defined networking will change the industry? You're thinking way too small, according to Cisco CEO John Chambers.

    38 weeks 6 hours ago

  • Think software-defined networking will change the industry? You're thinking way too small, according to Cisco CEO John Chambers. In Cisco's strategy, SDN is just a single element in a holistic architecture that brings intelligence, programmability and application awareness to every facet of your infrastructure and spans the data center to the cloud. In this installment of the IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series, Chambers spoke with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about the power of Cisco's Unified Framework and how delivering on that vision could make Cisco the number one IT company overall. No small ambition there.

    38 weeks 2 days ago

  • Bit9 chief executive Patrick Morley talks mobile security, company partnerships with FireEye and Palo Alto Networks, and the evolving role of today's CISO.

    40 weeks 12 hours ago

  • Airwatch has emerged as one of the clear leaders in mobile device management (MDM), but the company faces numerous challenges, including a rapidly evolving market that's moving away from simply managing devices and toward more complicated control of apps and data.

    43 weeks 14 hours ago

  • CIO Scott Seese and his team support the technology and innovation functions that make it possible for customers to snag everything from cars to clothing via mobile devices, at retail locations, even television. Seese is helping eBay drive its mission of connected commerce to new venues and new partners like The Home Depot and Foot Locker, and capturing the power of social to help people find exactly what they want from among millions of sellers around the world.

    48 weeks 5 hours ago

  • Top exec Ursula Burns outlines Xerox's widening portfolio of IT, business process and document outsourcing services.

    1 year 4 weeks ago

  • In this interview, Arista Networks CEO Jayshree Ullal talks about the reality and hype around SDN, and why the data center requires a different network than your father's general-purpose Cisco net.

    1 year 7 weeks ago

  • Citrix is many different things to many people. It's a cloud company, it's a virtualization player, it's a mobile technologies vendor and it's a collaboration products provider. In this interview, CEO Mark Templeton dishes on Citrix's overall strategy, its relationships with Cisco, Microsoft and Apple, its rivalry with VMware, and its controversial take on open source cloud computing.

    1 year 17 weeks ago

  • Recent financials from some top tech players haven't brought much good news about the PC market, but Lenovo is bucking that trend in a big way. The China-based multinational is gobbling up market share and is now neck-and-neck with Hewlett Packard Co. for leadership in overall PC sales.

    1 year 23 weeks ago

  • Every transition in computing spawns a new market in management tools -- the evolution to highly virtualized data centers and the cloud is no different. Virtual Instruments is squarely focused on delivering the next generation of management for, as its name implies, this new virtual world.

    1 year 24 weeks ago

  • Jim Whitehurst says it's not just Red Hat's products, but its philosophy that place it at the forefront of cloud computing

    1 year 34 weeks ago

  • Rod Hefford, CIO for Global Customer Development and Supply Chain at Unilever, discusses they key goals of their Compass strategy, how IT is organized to drive innovation globally. Hefford also explains how mobility is empowering Unilever to respond to changing market conditions and customer needs, and is fostering a virtuous cycle of improvement.

    1 year 34 weeks ago

  • Those of us of a certain age remember the early days of HBO, launched in 1972, when paying for TV was a novel idea. How quaint that seems in today's always-on, always connected world of three -- or is that four? -- screens (computer, television, smart phone, tablet).

    1 year 35 weeks ago

  • In a recent series of interviews, IDG Enterprises's chief content officer, John Gallant, spoke with several CEOs about a wide range of current challenges facing top tech executives.

    1 year 36 weeks ago

  • To hear Oracle President Mark Hurd tell it, the $37.1 billion hardware and software company is well ahead of competitors on any number of fronts, from transitioning customers to SaaS and the cloud, to incorporating social technology into its products.

    1 year 39 weeks ago

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