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Steven Dickens

Vice President and Practice Lead

Regarded as a luminary at the intersection of technology and business transformation, Steven Dickens is the Vice President and Practice Leader for Hybrid Cloud, Infrastructure, and Operations at The Futurum Group. With a distinguished track record as a Forbes contributor and a ranking among the Top 10 Analysts by ARInsights, Steven’s unique vantage point enables him to chart the nexus between emergent technologies and disruptive innovation, offering unparalleled insights for global enterprises.

Steven’s expertise spans a broad spectrum of technologies that drive modern enterprises. Notable among these are open source, hybrid cloud, mission-critical infrastructure, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and FinTech innovation. His work is foundational in aligning the strategic imperatives of C-suite executives with the practical needs of end users and technology practitioners, serving as a catalyst for optimizing the return on technology investments.

Over the years, Steven has been an integral part of industry behemoths including Broadcom, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and IBM. His exceptional ability to pioneer multi-hundred-million-dollar products and to lead global sales teams with revenues in the same echelon has consistently demonstrated his capability for high-impact leadership.

Steven serves as a thought leader in various technology consortiums. He was a founding board member and former Chairperson of the Open Mainframe Project, under the aegis of the Linux Foundation. His role as a Board Advisor continues to shape the advocacy for open source implementations of mainframe technologies.

Recent Insights, NEWS & RESEARCH:

Steven Dickens, VP and Practice Leader, discusses Broadcom's Q2 2024 performance, driven by strategic investments in AI and the successful integration of VMware.
Steven Dickens and Paul Nashawaty at The Futurum Group highlight the strategic significance of Cisco's acquisition of Splunk, emphasizing the seamless integration of AI-enhanced tools to bolster cybersecurity and observability. They note that this collaboration is set to revolutionize IT operations by providing comprehensive insights and improving digital resilience.
The Research Brief, Achieving Mainframe Resilience by Combining System Monitoring and Observability, highlights key findings surrounding the modernization efforts within the mainframe ecosystem.
The Futurum Group’s latest Research Brief, How System Monitoring and Observability Drive Mainframe Resilience, completed in partnership with BMC, provides valuable insights into the challenges and strategies surrounding modern mainframe management.
Steven Dickens, VP and Practice Leader, shares that PayPal's integration of PYUSD with the Solana blockchain is a significant advancement in digital commerce, leveraging Solana's superior speed and cost efficiency. He emphasized that this development underscores the growing importance of stablecoins in modern finance and the need for robust regulatory frameworks to ensure their safe and effective use.
Steven Dickens, VP and Practice Leader at The Futurum Group explores how Elon Musk’s recent $6 billion funding round for xAI marks a significant milestone in the rapidly evolving AI landscape. With xAI's ambitious plans and Tesla's vast data collection capabilities, this move positions Musk to potentially redefine the future of AI development.