Mark has over 30 years experience in IT executive roles at HP, Gilead, VMware, Brocade, Switch, Apcera, and Ericsson, with his most recent work being almost exclusively associated with edge computing. Thiele built the first internal web development team at HP in the 90s. Under his management, the Gilead infrastructure team developed, deployed and operated global infrastructure during a four year period of 10X revenue growth. At VMware he created and managed teams for M&A integration, asset management, and data center strategy, design and build. Mark is an industry spokesperson on industry trends, data center strategy, sustainability, and efficiency. He is also an expert in edge computing, cloud and IT adoption strategies. He is the Chairman for the IDC-A.org technical committee, co-founder of Data Center Pulse, technical contributor to The Green Grid, member of IBM Cloud Minds, and has numerous followers of his blogs and podcasts. Mark is also an advisor, and board member to several technology startups.