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Gregor Petri
Gregor Petri
Research Director
Veghel Netherlands
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Years of Experience
3 years at Gartner
25 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Networking & Communications Services

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Roles and Responsibilities
Gregor Petri is a Research Director at Gartner, covering cloud computing, hosting, sourcing, outsourcing and colocation. Cloud computing is a key transformational force for enabling digital or software-defined business, which is rapidly changing the vendor, user and service provider landscapes. Presenting perspectives on the impact of cloud computing in the new digital era and helping organizations plan for this transition are an important part of Mr. Petri's activities. Mr. Petri is a member of Gartner's CSP Enterprise Markets team.
Previous Experience
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Petri was a regular speaker at industry events and wrote one of the first cloud primers - "Shedding Light on Cloud Computing" (2009) - and "Lean, or the Art of Cloud Computing Management" (2011). Both highlighted the role of cloud computing in enabling digital business sites around the world. He syndicated his LeanITmanager blog, and he was named by Cloud Computing Journal as one of the world's Top 100 Bloggers on Cloud Computing. Earlier in his career, Mr. Petri worked as a management trainee in the office of the CIO at Akzo, helped roll out just-in-time manufacturing at Philips, and helped roll out several IT innovations, such as object-oriented ERP applications, mobile business applications and XML servers, in Europe. Prior to his current position, he was senior director of product marketing EMEA at CA Technologies. Mr. Petri is a former board member of the Dutch Web-Services Association, the XML Users Group Holland and Geel-Zwart field hockey, where he still plays. He studied business economics and information technology in Rotterdam and Tilburg; during this study, he wrote and marketed one of the first European shareware applications and founded his first consumer electronics and media startup.
Professional Background
CA Technologies, Sr. Director of Product Marketing EMEA, 8 years
Software AG, Director of Sales & Marketing, 3 years
Marcam Solutions, Director of Product Marketing EMEA, 8 years
Industry Awards/Accolades
Top 100 Blogger on Cloud Computing (according to Cloud Computing Journal)
Top 100 Cloud Computing Expert on Twitter (according to the Huffington Post)
Top Cloud Computing Influencer (according to CloudComputingWire)
M.Sc., Economics and IT, University of Tilburg

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Forecast: IT Services, Worldwide, 2012-2018, 3Q14 Update 11-Sep-2014 Kathryn Hale, Allie Young, Lai-ling Lam, Jacqueline Heng, Cathy Tornbohm, Jeffrey Roster, Fred Ng, Gianluca Tramacere, Dean Blackmore, Bob Igou, Twiggy Lo, Tina T. Tang, TJ Singh, Arup Roy, Christine Tenneson, Susan Tan, Rob Addy, Bryan Britz, Misako Sawai, Gregor Petri, Morgan Yeates, Douglas Toombs, Rajesh Kandaswamy, Susanne Matson
Deutsche Telekom's Cloud Services Heat Map Caters to Compliance and Data Residency Concerns 19-Aug-2014 Gregor Petri, Mark Paine, Bettina Tratz-Ryan
Forecast Overview: IT Outsourcing, 2014 04-Aug-2014 Helen Huntley, Allie Young, Gianluca Tramacere, Dean Blackmore, Gregor Petri, Ed Anderson, Douglas Toombs
Orange's Cloud Services Heat Map Highlights a Hybrid Portfolio Approach 31-Jul-2014 Gregor Petri, Bettina Tratz-Ryan, Mark Paine
Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, Europe 16-Jul-2014 Claudio Da Rold, Gianluca Tramacere, Frank Ridder, DD Mishra, Gregor Petri