Analyst Profile
Gene Phifer
Gene Phifer
VP Distinguished Analyst
Plano, TX USA
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Years of Experience
17 years at Gartner
40 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Web Services
High Performance Workplace
Application Development & Integration

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Roles and Responsibilities
Gene Phifer is a Vice President, Distinguished Analyst in Gartner Research. Mr. Phifer covers a broad set of Web and cloud-centric technologies, including Web architecture, intranets, extranets, e-business, portals, rich Internet applications, Web applications, cloud computing and software as a service. Additional concepts covered include SOA, WOA, governance and management of infrastructure resources.
Previous Experience
Mr. Phifer is a 38-year IT veteran. Prior to joining Gartner, he held various management and executive roles in Fortune 100 IT departments, most notably Frito-Lay and Texas Instruments. There he managed all aspects of IT, including infrastructure technologies, data centers and line-of-business applications. Additionally, Mr. Phifer held the dual roles of CIO and CTO for Melson Technologies.
Professional Background
Texas Instruments, IT Director, 10 years
Frito-Lay, IT Director, 10 years
Melson Technologies, VP, CIO and CTO, 1 year
M.B.A., Specializing in MIS, University of Dallas
B.S., Computer Science, University of Mississippi

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Hype Cycle for Web Computing, 2014 23-Jul-2014 Gene Phifer
IBM Connect 2014: Engage a New World of Work 11-Jul-2014 Mike Gotta, Gene Phifer, Yvette Cameron
Cool Vendors in Web Computing, 2014 24-Apr-2014 Ray Valdes, Gene Phifer, David Mitchell Smith, Jim Murphy, Magnus Revang, Brian Prentice
Building the Next-Generation Web User Experience in Insurance 20-Feb-2014 Kimberly Harris-Ferrante, Gene Phifer
MarketScope for User Experience Platforms 31-Jan-2014 Gene Phifer, Jim Murphy, Ray Valdes, Gavin Tay