BKK19-300K2 - KEYNOTE: Attack of the Millennial I.T. Buyer Hardware at Software Speed in the Age of GitHub

Session Abstract

The emergence of a new Enterprise buyer aligns with a number of other shifts that are reshaping our $1 trillion technology ecosystem: the move to a disaggregated architecture, a rise in developer power,  the growing influence of open source, and massive investments in silicon, data centers, and wireless. This talk will explore the  opportunities and risks, and why ecosystem chops are more important than ever.  

Session Speakers

Jacob Smith

CMO / Co-founder (Packet)

Jacob Smith is the Chief Marketing Officer and a co-founder at Packet, a NYC-based startup that specializes in automating fundamental infrastructure.

The company - which is backed by SoftBank, Dell Technologies, Samsung, Battery Ventures, and Third Point Capital - provides x86 and Arm bare metal compute to developers, SaaS companies and Fortune 50s through its Public Cloud, Enterprise (On-Premises) and Edge solutions.

At Packet, Jacob directs revenue marketing, ecosystem outreach, and strategic alliances. In 2017, he worked with Arm to create the WorksOnArm ecosystem enablement program.

A classical bassoonist by training, Jacob performed as a professional opera musician and ran a digital marketing firm before starting Packet with his twin brother Zac in 2014. He lives in Vermont with his wife and two sons.

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