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
B.A., Economics, University of Maryland

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Formalized Vendor Risk Management Lessens the Probability of Business Disruption 19-Aug-2014 Christopher Ambrose
Classification of IT Vendors Yields Focused and Effective Performance Management 15-Aug-2014 Christopher Ambrose, Linda R. Cohen
First 100 Days: Head of IT Vendor Management 16-Apr-2014 Christopher Ambrose
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