Analyst Profile
David W. Cearley
David W. Cearley
VP & Gartner Fellow
Stamford, CT USA
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Years of Experience
22 years at Gartner
34 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Emerging Trends & Technologies

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Roles and Responsibilities
David Cearley is a vice president and Gartner Fellow in Gartner Research and is a leading authority on information technology. As a member of Gartner Research, Mr. Cearley analyzes emerging business and technology trends and explores how these trends shape the way individuals and companies derive value from technology. His current research is focused on cloud computing and how Internet and Web technologies, standards and business models are impacting the IT landscape.
Previous Experience
Mr. Cearley's expertise spans software architectures and standards, component software models, application design, the Internet, business-IT alignment, and the IT services market. He has worked with a wide range of end-user and vendor organizations assisting in strategy creation, technology selection, implementation planning and organizational development. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Cearley held various senior-level research positions at Meta Group. Before that, he was vice president of R&D for Revelation Technologies, served as program director at Gartner Group, and held various managerial/director-level positions at Innovative Software and Informix.
Professional Background
Meta Group, Senior Vice President & Principal Analyst, 12 years
Revelation Technologies, Vice President, Research & Development, 2 years
Informix, Director, Product Management, 8 years
Industry Awards/Accolades
Gartner Fellow
B.S., Finance and Economics, Rockhurst University

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Cloud Computing Innovation Key Initiative Overview 24-Apr-2014 David W. Cearley, Kyle Hilgendorf
With BlueMix, IBM Refocuses Its Cloud Platform Strategy 27-Feb-2014 Yefim V. Natis, Daryl C. Plummer, David W. Cearley, Lydia Leong
The Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014 19-Feb-2014 David W. Cearley
Nadella Must Disrupt Microsoft Models to Establish Market Leadership 10-Feb-2014 Merv Adrian, David W. Cearley
Cloud Computing; CIO Desk Reference Chapter 31, updated Q3 2013 05-Feb-2014 Daryl C. Plummer, Kyle Hilgendorf, Barbara Gomolski, Claudio Da Rold, David W. Cearley, Song Chuang, Kurt Potter, Partha Iyengar, Andy Rowsell-Jones, Jay Heiser, Erik T. Heidt, Matthew W. Cain