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As Research Director, William is responsible for the Cloud Native Channel at 451 Research, a part of S&P Global Market Intelligence. With a 20+ strong team of collaborators, this Channel provides a point of intellectual convergence for 451 Research around cloud native computing and offers customers a direct path to understand its adoption and impact across all sectors.
William has a long history of tracking cloud infrastructure, beginning with its foundational elements such as distributed and grid computing and virtualization, establishing and running 451's Cloud Transformation Channel for more than a decade. He created 451 Research's early adopter research program, working with enterprise end users and innovators, and he created 451's Digital Economics Unit in 2014 and the Blockchain Center of Excellence in 2017. In 2020 he formed the Cloud Native Channel to focus on the re-platforming to cloud native constructs and such as containers, service mesh, Kubernetes and serverless, from application and infrastructure perspectives. William has been a member of the European Commission Cloud Expert Group, co-authored The Future of Cloud Computing Report and worked on various EC-funded cloud projects.
Prior to starting 451 Research, William was a financial and technology journalist with ComputerWire (now part of Informa) in London and New York. He has held various senior management roles at 451 Research since 1999. William has a master's degree in computing science from the University of Portsmouth, and a BA in Government and Sociology from Essex University