Daniel (Dan), Managing Director and Co-Founder of Techstrong Research, is a consultant, IT industry analyst and thought leader focused on how emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning and advanced analytics are impacting businesses. Dan is particularly interested in how businesses use these emerging technologies to alter their approaches to information security, governance, risk and ethics. Dan provides advisory services directly to leadership at technology vendors that design and deliver security solutions to the market. He assists them in aligning their solutions with enterprise requirements. Dan is viewed as an expert in understanding security solutions and mapping them to the complex needs of businesses across industries.
Prior to co-founding Techstrong Research, Dan was managing director at Hurwitz & Associates, an analyst and consulting firm. At Hurwitz & Associates Dan led research on a variety of studies and reports in the areas of data and AI, modern software development, security and multi-cloud computing.
Dan earned his B.A. in Political Science from Union College in New York and a J.D. from Boston College Law School, where he focused on emerging corporate strategies and intellectual property. As an attorney, Dan represented start-ups, cloud computing ventures, early stage startups as they sought funding.
Dan is a co-author of Augmented Intelligence: The Business Power of Human-Machine Collaboration (CRC Press, 2020), Cloud for Dummies (John Wiley & Sons 2020), and Hybrid Cloud for Dummies (John Wiley & Sons, 2012).
Many developers and startups view cloud services as simply “compute”, “storage” and “networking.” The cloud has matured to the point where customers often don’t think about the underlying infrastructure, service levels or ...