Analyst Profile
Christopher Ambrose
Christopher Ambrose
Research VP
Gaithersburg, MD USA
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Years of Experience
14 years at Gartner
30 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Outsourcing & IT Services

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Roles and Responsibilities
Chris Ambrose specializes in vendor management, helping clients develop and mature their vendor management discipline and organizations. He specializes in the activities of vendor performance, relationship, risk and contract management, as well as strategic vendor management. His coverage includes guiding clients across the entire process - from building their sourcing strategy to managing their externally sourced environment. Additionally, Mr. Ambrose is the Gartner Lead Analyst on IBM and has responsibility for covering the broad strategy and capabilities of IBM globally.
Previous Experience
Mr. Ambrose has more than 15 years of experience in the IT services industry. Prior to joining Gartner, he held various management positions across EDS's financial services and government vertical business units, including customer care, business development, account management and service delivery.
Professional Background
Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Account Manager, 16 years
Education
B.A., Economics, University of Maryland




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Ill-Defined Authority Between Vendor Management and Procurement Creates Unrestrained Costs and Risks 03-Mar-2014 Christopher Ambrose
IBM Bets on New Watson Unit to Ignite Smart Machine Era Growth 14-Jan-2014 Tom Austin, Jamie Popkin, Christopher Ambrose
Predicts 2014: A Vendor Management Discipline Is Vital to Success in the Digital Industrial Economy 26-Nov-2013 Christopher Ambrose, Gayla Sullivan, French Caldwell
Vendor Rating: IBM 27-Sep-2013 Christopher Ambrose, George J. Weiss, Tom Austin, Donna Scott, Allie Young, Massimo Pezzini, Jennifer S. Beck, Jim Duggan, Joseph Feiman, Karen M. Shegda, Cathy Tornbohm, Roger W. Cox, Joanne M. Correia, Patrick J. Sullivan, Thomas E. Murphy, Tiffani Bova, Andrew Neff, Bryan Britz, Jess Thompson, Rob Addy, Mike Chuba, David W. Cearley, Rita L. Sallam, David A. Willis, Gene Alvarez, Alex Soejarto, Andrew White
Stop Being Managed by Your Vendors by Establishing Rules of Vendor Engagement 26-Jun-2013 Christopher Ambrose