Tackle the Data Protection challenge - Featuring Insights from IDC

Start Date:7/24/2019

Start Time:11:00 AM EDT

Duration:30 minutes


Join us as IDC presents findings from their research on current data protection trends, challenges and priorities.

  • Managing explosive data growth
  • Speeding data recovery
  • Prioritizing better data security
  • Increasing productivity

Steven Ricketts, Product Marketing Manager of IBM Storage will share his expertise on what capabilities your organization needs to address these challenges and priorities head on.

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Phil Goodwin

Research Director, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group


Phil Goodwin is a Research Director within IDC’s Enterprise Infrastructure Practice, covering research on data management. Mr. Goodwin provides detailed insight and analysis on evolving industry trends, vendor performance, and the impact of new technology adoption. He is responsible for producing and delivering timely, in-depth market research with a specific focus on cloud-based and on-premises Data Protection, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, and Data Availability. Mr. Goodwin takes a holistic view of these markets, and covers risk analysis, service level requirements and cost/benefit calculations in his research.

Steve Ricketts

Product Marketing, IBM Storage


Steve Ricketts leads product marketing for IBM's modern data protection portfolio. Prior to IBM, Steve was a Senior Analyst with Taneja Group. In this role, Steve is responsible for analyzing the IT infrastructure market including storage, data protection, and cloud management. Formerly, Steve was Vice President of Marketing for Continuum and he launched Continuum's backup and disaster recovery business. Prior to Continuum, Steve was Vice President of Marketing at Akorri, a software company specializing in virtual storage management. Prior to Akorri, Steve was with IBM’s Software Group where he was the Program Director for WebSphere Portal. Before joining IBM, Steve was the Vice President of Marketing at Bowstreet (acquired by IBM). Prior to Bowstreet, Steve co-founded Nuance. Steve holds a BBA in Marketing from Iowa State University.

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