Tom Austin

Tom spent twenty-four exciting years as major thought leader at Gartner, Inc. Two years as global head of Gartner research. Continuously reinventing himself and his thinking to deliver provocative insights to thousands of clients worldwide while stimulating hundreds of people inside Gartner to improve their game.

French Caldwell

French has three decades of experience in thought leadership roles. He was Gartner's research leader of research communities for technology and public policy; governance, risk and compliance; and legal IT,  and a Gartner Fellow researching impact of disruptive trends and technology on public policy.

Toby Bell

Toby has spent over 30 years as a global technology executive with experience ranging across enterprise technology strategy, analysis, development, and delivery. His perspectives about idealizing the interplay between people and emerging content, analytics, and process technologies stem from a balanced career as an enterprise end-user, industry analyst, and vendor in this evolving marketplace.

Jim Duggan

Jim spent almost 20 years as a Research Vice President at Gartner, retiring in 2016. During that time he was a resource in all aspects of applications research.

Bill Kirwin

Bill is a recognized thought leader in practical IT economics and performance management. He consults with vendors on positioning thier value proposition with TCO and ROI tools and programs.

Paolo Magrassi

Paolo is a physicist "lent" to IT. He started as project manager around the world with GE, then managed a $16 million AI project with Siemens in Germany. He was then a Gartner Research VP. He continues to serve as the European Commission’s Independent Advisor on Digital R&D.

Chris Fletcher

Chris has worked in the tech industry for 40 years, including 18 years as an analyst for some of the leading firms in the industry including Gartner, AMR Research, and Aberdeen Group. As a Gartner analyst, he covered Enterprise Apps and Customer-Facing technologies including CRM, Customer Experience, Digital Commerce, Digital Marketing, and Price Optimization.

Gerald Van Hoy

Gerald was a Senior Research Analyst with Gartner for 18 yrs. He covered Semiconductors, Robotics, Automation, Autonomy, and other emerging technologies focused on Commercial, Consumer and Military use. His prior positions included Business Analyst and Statistical Analyst working for LSI Logic, CLI, and Verilink.

Jay E. Pultz

Jay has forty-five years experience in the IT industry in key across-the-spectrum roles at top-notch companies including Bell Labs, Booz Allen, GE, Chase, and Gartner.

Bard Papegaaij

Bard is a philosopher, writer, practitioner and teacher with a deep compassion for the human condition and a burning desire to help people live better lives, do better work and create a more sustainable and socially connected society in the process. Bard believes a completely new approach to leadership and organisational culture is needed to survive and thrive in the Digital Era.

Richard Steinnon

Richard, a security expert and industry analyst, is known for shaking up the industry and providing actionable guidance to vendors and end users. He was the Chief Marketing Officer for Fortinet. Prior to that he was VP Threat Research at Webroot Software. Before Webroot, he was VP Research at Gartner where he covered security topics including firewalls, intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, security consulting, and managed security services.

T. Jeff Vining

Jeff spent 15 years being an influencer at Gartner and an International service provider. During this time he developed, honed and reinvented himself in terms of industry insights offered to over 5,000 clients worldwide. Among his achievements are the creation of completely new research areas such as Gartner’s drone, geospatial and public safety technology.

Stephen Hawald

Steve is an entrepreneurial senior executive with a record of transforming business, IT, and operations by applying the right technology solutions to reduce budgets and grow new revenue using emerging technology and high-profile transformation programs.

Ken Weilerstein

Ken spent 20+ years as Gartner analyst and VP Research. He published more than 400 research papers, launched a Summit Conference, and advised thousands of clients. He has additional experience in cloud services product management and strategy.