Dan Olds Joins OrionX

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Dan Olds, who founded Gabriel Consulting Group more than a decade ago, has joined OrionX.

An important part of the OrionX magic is the ability to understand technologies, the competitive landscape,  and customer needs. We put a lot of effort into that. That is what clients need to connect products to customers, and to meet real customer needs with genuine product capabilities.

Today we raise the bar in that effort as we announce Dan’s addition to the OrionX team and celebrate a new milestone. In addition to tracking key technologies and emerging market segments, Dan has built a well-established process to measure customer sentiment in enterprise IT, something every technology vendor needs.

Thanks to the support of all of you: our clients, colleagues, and community, OrionX is poised to grow its reach and expand its services in Strategy, Marketing, and PR. We’ve been lucky to know you and to work on leading edge technologies in important areas such as IoT, Cloud, Big Data, HPC, & Security, etc.

Here is the press release we issued today:


Silicon Valley-based Strategy, Marketing & PR Consulting Firm Bolsters
Leadership and Expands Services

March 2nd, 2016, Menlo Park, CA – Pioneering a new consulting services model for strategy, marketing, and PR, OrionX today announced the appointment of Dan Olds as partner. Mr. Olds is principal analyst at Gabriel Consulting Group (GCG) a Portland, Oregon-based IT consulting firm, which he founded in 2002 and whose activities continue as part of OrionX.

“Our clients value OrionX’s ability to understand their technology, their competition, and their customers, as they pave the way for digital transformation,” said Shahin Khan, Founding Partner at OrionX. “We are raising the bar with Dan’s extensive knowledge of technology trends and insightful appreciation of customer adoption patterns.”

An authority on technology trends and customer requirements, Dan Olds is a frequently quoted expert in industry and business publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Computerworld, eWeek, CIO.com, and PCWorld.

“I am thrilled to join OrionX and a group of professionals with whom I have collaborated closely in the past,” said Dan Olds, Partner at OrionX. “My work on technology trends and customer sentiment is a perfect match with OrionX as we expand our services to deliver sound advice and quality content to our clients.”

In addition to server, storage, and network technologies, Dan closely follows the Big Data, Cloud, and HPC markets. He writes the “HPC Blog” on The Register, co-hosts the popular Radio Free HPC podcast, and is the acknowledged go-to person for the coverage of the supercomputing industry’s highly lauded Student Cluster Challenge.

Dan Olds
Big Data and HPC Expert Dan Olds Joins OrionX

About OrionX

Mobile, Social, Cloud, Big Data and IoT are redefining B2B technology. OrionX.net is the pioneer of a new model for Strategy, Marketing, and PR. OrionX is known for its depth and agility, insightful advice, original content, and its stellar reputation in Silicon Valley. More than 40 technology leaders in virtually every B2B segment have trusted OrionX.net to help set new break-away strategies, ignite brands, and engage customers for increased market share. Visit us at OrionX.net

For more information: Cindee Mock, OrionX, cindee.mock@orionx.net 650-255-2975

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