Speaker Biography

Vanessa Alvarez


Sessions Featuring This Speaker

    Research Focus

    Vanessa serves Infrastructure & Operations Professionals. She focuses on primary storage architectures and strategy, the evolution of these as they relate to converged infrastructure, and cloud computing scenarios, and also works with Infrastructure & Operations Professionals to navigate the complexity and enable a more strategic storage environment.

    Previous Work Experience

    Prior to joining Forrester, Vanessa was an analyst with Frost & Sullivan, covering enterprise infrastructure. In this capacity, she helped enterprise clients understand how emerging technologies and operational and business models affect their IT environment, business processes, and overall organizational structure. She also worked with strategic technology vendors on quantitative analysis, go-to-market strategies, and vendor positioning. Prior to this, Vanessa was an analyst with The Yankee Group, where she provided insight on technology trends to key enterprise IT and communications vendors and delivered strategic recommendations.

    Vanessa is extremely well respected in both social and traditional media. She has appeared on Bloomberg TV and is regularly quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Investor's Business Daily, Bloomberg, Forbes, and CNNMoney.


    Vanessa holds a degree in political science from Rhode Island College.