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Interview with Randy De Meno

by | Mar 20, 2021 | Interviews,

Randy De Meno

Randy De Meno

VP/CTO: Microsoft Practice & Solutions at Commvault
Key Topics:Data Management, Protection, Storage, Application Management, Migration, Ransomware, Cloud Computing & Storage, Inclusion & Diversity
Location:United States
Bio:

27+ year Commvault veteran that introduced heterogeneous data management for Commvault & Commvault's partnership with Microsoft and their eco-system. Multi-dozen patent holder. Randy's focus is learning of new features/requests from customers & partners while focusing on the business, engineering and joint philanthropy. Randy initiated Commvaut's Hockey Helping Kids program which focuses on inclusion and raising funds/awareness for children's charities in conjunction with various NHL teams and USA-Women Olympians. He is also a staunch advocate for families working with Autism, inclusion & diversity.

How did you get to become an expert in your key topics?

Learning from people, previous sports teams, collaborating and putting company/people first.

What topic areas are you most passionate about?

Commvault, Optimized & Efficient Data Management & Transformation. Building trust with partnerships. Showing what technology can do, not just talking about it. Inclusion, diversity and sharing advocacy techniques, especially for families within the Autistic Spectrum.

Outside of key topics, who else influences you?

Chemistry built within professional and NCAA sports teams.

What’s your best source of information for getting ahead of a story? What resource do you use to stay ahead of the trend?

Talking with people, electronic discovery, trying & using – not just reading about technology.

If a brand wanted to work with you, which activities would you be most interested in collaborating on?

Podcasts, webinars/seminars, speaking opportunities, product innovation, video & written interviews, partner innovation.

What brands have you worked with?

Commvault, Microsoft, Azure, Office, Dynamics, SAP, Oracle, IBM, SkyTap, VeriStor, SHI, CDW, Software One, Insight, Arrosoft, HPE, NetApp, AT&T, NHL.

Which non-paid activities would you be keen to take part in if the opportunity raised your profile or delivered value to your audience?

I would be happy to provide a quote for content or news article, share or create a social post (for the sharing of information on Autism), speak at an event, podcast or a webinar. I am also keen to create video content.

What are your passions outside of work?

Family, friends & sports (ice hockey, baseball, fishing & golf).

What would be the best way for a brand to contact you?

Email, LinkedIn or Twitter.

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