John M. Pientka

John M. Pientka is principal of Pientka & Associates, a consultancy whose goal is to help clients identify the potential and implement the benefits of cloud computing in their enterprises through coaching leadership in new market offerings, financials and operations.

John advises clients that the cloud is coming to their enterprises, and he says it will shake up their businesses in ways that they may not be able to imagine. The impact, he says, will be both liberating and threatening. He aims to help them through the transition by serving as a guide and a sounding board -- someone who has been there before.

He brings a unique set of experiences and expertise to his role as a consultant. In addition to recently spending seven intense years dealing with all aspects of cloud computing, his background includes years of hands-on experience in sales, marketing, operations and finance at some of the largest companies in the world, and at venture-capital-backed startups.

His efforts have paid off for clients; results include billions of dollars in bookings, double- and triple-digit revenue growth, an IPO and successful turnarounds -- all from leveraging disruptive technologies like cloud computing.

John started out wanting to be a physicist, but his path led him to a BS, a CPA and a Harvard MBA, and to positions at many businesses with a technology slant, including Verint Systems, CGI Group, Gigepath, Viasource Communications, Motorola, Tandem Computers and British Telecom. He currently provides advice and guidance in both consultative and executive roles.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of John M. Pientka and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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