Analyst Profile
Bettina Tratz-Ryan
Bettina Tratz-Ryan
Research VP
Kuenzell Germany
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Years of Experience
17 years at Gartner
20 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Networking & Communications Equipment

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Roles and Responsibilities
Bettina Tratz-Ryan is a Research Vice President and responsible for smart ecosystems and the environmental sustainability research worldwide. She analyzes the business value of the Internet of Things and complex technology architectures for smart cities, as well as the intelligent subsystems in infrastructure for transportation and utility, as well as buildings. She also works on the business impact related to the development of the Industrie 4.0 framework. In addition, Mrs. Tratz-Ryan understands approaches to build, position and implement operational green IT goals and process- and strategy-focused environmental sustainability road maps compliant to DIN EN ISO 14001 (1221-2009). Before that role, she was responsible for the analysis of strategic transformation projects of communications service providers worldwide. With Gartner for 17 years, Mrs. Tratz-Ryan has more than 20 years of industry experience in IT networking for telecommunications, utilities, transportation, healthcare and local governments.
Previous Experience
Ms. Tratz-Ryan joined Gartner with the acquisition of Northern Business Information (NBI). At NBI, she was responsible for the European residential broadband equipment and services market, as well as contributing to research, assessing issues of the deployment of high-definition TV (HDTV) technology and videoconferencing equipment. Prior to joining NBI, she worked as a consultant analyst with Frost & Sullivan, where she covered video and broadband issues, the U.S. video and audio production and postproduction markets, the U.S. cable TV equipment, and the U.S. videoconferencing systems and services market. Before Frost & Sullivan, she worked at Siemens Medical Systems in Germany and in the U.S., conducting research on customer buying centers, healthcare reform, marketing strategies and customer order management.
Professional Background
Frost & Sullivan, Consultant Analyst, 3 years
Siemens, Research Analyst, 1 year
M.B.A., University of Passau/Germany, specializing in Marketing, Organizational Functions and Personnel Management, as well as U.S./U.K. Business Administration
B.A., University of Passau/Germany
ISO 140001 certification (UMF-TUEV)

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Market Trends: Building an IT Opportunity in China's Smart Cities 16-Sep-2014 Tina T. Tang, Nagayoshi Nakano, Bettina Tratz-Ryan
Report Highlight for Market Trends: Intelligent Streetlamps the Proving Ground for IoT in Smart Cities 12-Sep-2014 Dean Freeman, Bettina Tratz-Ryan
Market Trends: Intelligent Streetlamps the Proving Ground for IoT in Smart Cities 12-Sep-2014 Dean Freeman, Bettina Tratz-Ryan
Deutsche Telekom's Cloud Services Heat Map Caters to Compliance and Data Residency Concerns 19-Aug-2014 Gregor Petri, Mark Paine, Bettina Tratz-Ryan
The Gartner Scenario for Data Center Providers 19-Aug-2014 Peter J. Grant, Karen Benson, Michele C. Caminos, Bettina Tratz-Ryan, Federico De Silva, Matthew J Boon, David M. Coyle, Errol Rasit, Lawrence Pingree