Lionfish Tech Advisors welcomes Valdis Filks
WILMINGTON, DE. May 31, 2022. -- Lionfish Tech Advisors, a global analyst advisory firm, today announced the appointment of Valdis Filks, former Gartner analyst, to the advisory team.
“On behalf of the entire Lion ish Tech Advisors team, we warmly welcome Mr. Valdis Filks and look forward to tapping his wealth of global knowledge and critical competitive analysis to help existing vendors and startups grow and succeed,” said Chief Executive Officer Rob Smith. “His experience in so many areas of IT Infrastructure business and user wants and needs are a major asset to our organization. Valdis Filks will serve as a technical business development advisor to our portfolio of storage infrastructure companies.”
Valdis has more than 35 years of experience as an IT technology expert and a former position of Senior Research Director at Gartner, Inc. While at Gartner he played a key role in the development and progress of a number of markets and practices, Flash Arrays, Enterprise/midrange Storage arrays, Integrated Systems, Software Defined Storage and Storage Management.
Prior to Gartner, he worked for the UK Government and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Previous to joining Gartner he was at Sun Microsystems in a variety of roles, from EMEA Storage Architect to being responsible for the Storage business and then the high end server business in Northern and Eastern Europe. He architected, designed the largest SAN in the world and the 100km dispersed high availability metro cluster. For 20 years He has worked all across Europe and the Middle East from Russia to Portugal to Dubai and North America. He has been in many different IT positions with deep technical expertise, team management to business management, purchasing and strategic planning. He can help vendors position their products, prioritize and communicate their value propositions in the IT market.
Before and while at Gartner, Valdis published many papers and presented in many global conferences, kick-offs, product launches, workshops, videos, and personalized client consultations.
Lionfish Tech Advisors bring hundreds of years of collective global IT Advisor experience together to help companies realize their full potential. Every member is a recognized thought leader who has conducted extensive market readiness and performance studies of companies small and large across the globe. Our advisors help vendors maximize profits, expand their customer base, secure competitive advantage, and foster investor relations. We are your Trusted IT Growth Partners.