Robert Stroud

Principal Analyst serving Infrastructure & Operations PROFESSIONALS

As a principal analyst on the I&O team, Robert focuses on driving the market toward a refined approach to software-defined infrastructure development and delivery. He challenges thinking by applying DevOps and continuous delivery insights to infrastructure and cloud to assist enterprises seeking to thrive in the age of the customer.

Previous Work Experience

Spending more than 15 years in multiple roles at CA Technologies in business applications, product management, and product strategy, Robert demonstrated an ability to predict changing trends in the domains of cloud computing, DevOps, service assurance, cybersecurity, governance, and risk. He also advised organizations on their strategies to ensure they drove maximum business value from their investments in technology-enabled business governance.

Robert has contributed to multiple framework and standards publications, including COBIT 4.0, 4.1, and COBIT 5; guidance for Basel II, Risk IT, Val IT; and multiple mappings of COBIT to various frameworks and standards, including several ISO standards for security, service management, and software asset management. He also served on the itSMF International Board, the board of the itSMF USA, and multiple local chapters. Additionally, he served as a member of the ITIL Update Project Board for ITIL 2011 and in various roles in the development of ITIL v3.

Prior to his relocation to North America, he spent more than 15 years in the finance industry, successfully managing multiple initiatives in both the technology and retail banking sectors related to infrastructure rationalization, security, service management, and governance.

Robert Stroud's Research

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: DevOps Heat Map 2017

    Development and operations (DevOps), the purview of unicorns, is now transitioning to the mainstream. Business technology (BT) leaders are realizing that Agile is no longer enough; they need to ...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: How A Sysadmin Becomes A Developer

    Given a world where infrastructure is increasingly software-based (including containers, composable infrastructure, and more), systems administrators (sysadmins) must quickly acquire skill sets ...

  • For CIOs

    Report: DevOps: The CIO's Guide To Velocity

    Chief information officers know they need to provide superior and differentiated customer experience (CX), and transitioning their software delivery model to fast, frequent releases is a key suc...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: A Dangerous Disconnect: Executives Overestimate DevOps Maturity

    Development and operations (DevOps) is a term that's getting a lot of buzz — but there's also a lot of misinformation associated with it. Nevertheless, it's proving to be a profound driver of bu...

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: The Need For Speed: Drive Velocity And Quality With DevOps

    Providing a great customer experience requires more than just a great product — it also takes speed and flexibility. The age of the customer demands this speed and flexibility at every layer of ...

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