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Gregor Petri
Gregor Petri
Research Director
Veghel Netherlands
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Years of Experience
3 years at Gartner
22 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, cloud-enabled hosting and cloud services provider strategies. Cloud computing is proving to be a transformational force that is rapidly changing the vendor, user and service provider landscape. Presenting and sharing perspectives on the impact of cloud computing and helping organizations plan for this transition are an important part of Mr. Petri's activities. Because the "new normal" being created by cloud computing is producing an increasingly important role for cloud and communications service providers, 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) - which was followed by many other cloud publications, including "Lean, or the Art of Cloud Computing Management" (2011). Sites around the world 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 into 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.
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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BT's Cloud Services Portfolio Heat Map Shows a Vertical Approach 23-Apr-2014 Gregor Petri, Bettina Tratz-Ryan, Mark Paine, Katja Ruud, Tiny Haynes
Cool Vendors in Cloud Management, 2014 17-Apr-2014 Donna Scott, Milind Govekar, Gregor Petri, Bob Gill
Cool Vendors in the European Cloud Computing Market, 2014 16-Apr-2014 Gregor Petri, Tiny Haynes, Milind Govekar
Forecast Analysis: IT Outsourcing, Worldwide, 1Q14 Update 14-Apr-2014 Bryan Britz, Gregor Petri, Gianluca Tramacere, Arup Roy, Freddie Ng, Dean Blackmore, Allie Young, Douglas Toombs
Market Trends: Cloud Is a Critical Enabler for CSP Enterprise Digital Services 31-Mar-2014 Gyanee Dewnarain, Gregor Petri, Neil Osmond