Anyone who has been around computing for more than a decade will fondly remember back when the more anally retentive among us used to religiously defrag our hard drives. Defragging was a process that reduced fragmentation, freed up space, and generally made our hard drives more efficient. It was something we did to make the system run better, and IT really made a difference back then…

Today, defrag is also the name of what, arguably, is the highest quality tech conference on the calendar. Every year, several hundred people converge on the Omni Interlaken in Broomfield, Colorado, to explore the tools and technologies that intersect around the data deluge; it is a truly incredible couple of days. I’m honored (a word I don’t use lightly) to be an advisor to defrag this year, a role that enables me to make suggestions for speakers, topic areas, and, this year at least, curate the blog contributions from speakers right here on the Distracted Enterprise site.

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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