Steve Kaplan (@ROIdude on Twitter) is Vice President of Customer Success Finance for Nutanix. Kaplan formerly co-founded and ran two national award-winning IT professional services businesses that he sold to publicly traded companies. Along with writing hundreds of articles and white papers, he has co-authored 7 books on Citrix technologies (all Official Citrix Guides) and 3 books on VMware technologies, and is currently writing a book on financial analysis. Kaplan frequently presents at venues across the globe. He helped pioneer the ROI methodologies used in the VDI and virtualization spaces and prior to joining Nutanix, his work was featured on the cover story of Cisco’s magazine and in EMC success stories. Kaplan has held positions on the advisory boards of several industry manufactures including Microsoft, was a Microsoft MVP for Terminal Server for four years and is one of nine people in the world who has been a charter VMware vExpert for the past ten years. He was one of three EMC partners worldwide on the EMC Presales Advisory Council. Kaplan has an MBA from Northwestern and a BS in Business Administration from UC Berkeley.
CRN Buzz named Steve as one of the top 50 most influential people in the virtualization industry and one of the 100 most influential in storage.
Cisco blog post covering Kaplan’s ROI work with Lone Star College CIO (100,000 virtual desktops)
Cover story of Cisco’s Unleashing IT Magazine featuring Kaplan’s ROI work (data center) for Concentra Health Care