Steven Dickens

Vice President and Practice Lead

Steven is Vice President and Practice Leader at The Futurum Group, responsible for the Hybrid Cloud, Infrastructure and Operations Practice. Operating at the crossroads of technology and disruption, Steven engages with the world’s largest technology brands exploring new operating models and how they drive innovation and competitive edge for the enterprise.

With experience in Open Source, Hybrid Cloud, Mission Critical Infrastructure, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, and FinTech innovation, Steven makes the connections between the C-Suite executives, end users, and tech practitioners that are required for companies to drive maximum advantage from their technology deployments.

Steven is an alumnus of industry titans such as HPE and IBM and has led multi-hundred-million-dollar global sales teams Steven was a founding board member, former Chairperson, and now Board Advisor for the Open Mainframe Project, a Linux Foundation Project promoting Open Source on the mainframe.

As a Birmingham, UK native, his speaking engagements take him around the world each year enabling him to share his insights on the role of technology and how it can transform our lives going forward.

Recent Insights, NEWS & RESEARCH:

In our latest research brief, SUSE and IBM Infrastructure Empowering Your Hybrid Cloud Journey — done in partnership with SUSE — we explore how IBM and SUSE have collaborated to drive value for clients across the whole stack.
U.S. Government Leverages Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift in AWS Marketplace to Strengthen Cybersecurity and Modernize Federal IT Amid Rising Threats
Steven Dickens of The Futurum Group comments on Red Hat's recent announcement on the availability of Red Hat OpenShift on the AWS Marketplace for the U.S. Intelligence Community, as the U.S. government prioritizes cybersecurity amid increasing risks.
The Futurum Group's Steven Dickens and SUSE's Vojtech Pavlik delve into Linux community's topics like Red Hat's move to restrict RHEL source code to paid clients & SUSE's $10M investment in a RHEL 9 fork, a new avenue for users, earning positive feedback.
In the latest episode of the Futurum Tech Webcast, host Steven Dickens is joined by Clint Boulton of Dell Technologies to discuss the Dell APEX IaaS solution and its key advantages as a pay-as-you-go model aimed at cost-effective, elastic scaling and a comprehensive service suite offering storage, data protection, and multicloud options.
New Premium GKE Enterprise Combines Features of GKE With Anthos
Dave Raffo, Senior Analyst and Steven Dickens, VP and Practice leader at The Futurum Group, analyze how Google’s GKE Enterprise can help platform engineers looking for an integrated, managed, commercial Kubernetes platform.
Product Innovation and Alignment With Market Shift Toward Cloud-Based AI and Data Analytics Are Driving Continued Growth
Steven Dickens, VP and Practice Leader at The Futurum Group shares his analysis of Elastic’s Q1 FY 2024 earnings report, with a focus on how the company’s technology innovation and alignment with market trends are driving growth.