Mark Thiele is the CEO and Founder of Edgevana, a startup providing IT services to the buy side and sell side of IT services for Data Center, ICT and Cloud. Thiele has over 30 years experience in IT executive roles at HP, Gilead, VMware, Brocade, Switch, Apcera, and Ericsson. Thiele built the first internal web development team at HP in the 90s. Under his management, the Gilead infrastructure team developed, deployed and operated the infrastructure during a four year period of 10X revenue growth. At VMware he created the M&A team, developed asset management and data center strategy, design and build groups. Thiele is an industry spokesperson on trends of modernization and efficiency for data centers. He is also an expert in virtualization, cloud technologies and IT adoption strategies. Thiele is the Chairman for the IDC-A.org technical committee, co-founder of Data Center Pulse, past technical contributor to The Green Grid, and IBM Cloud Minds. He is an advisor and board member to several technology startups.