Analyst Profile
Daryl C. Plummer
Daryl C. Plummer
VP & Gartner Fellow
Woodstock, GA USA
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Years of Experience
18 years at Gartner
34 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Application Development & Integration
Emerging Trends & Technologies

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Roles and Responsibilities
Daryl Plummer is a managing vice president, chief of Research and chief Gartner Fellow. He is chief of research for cloud computing and a primary analyst covering multiple cloud topics, business process management, SOA and Web technologies. Mr. Plummer manages the Gartner Fellows Program, which is designed to allow senior analysts the opportunity to explore new research ideas and to elevate the Gartner culture and brand with clients. He is also chief of Research for emerging trends and interacts with clients on topics ranging from application development to enterprise architecture.
Previous Experience
With Gartner for 15 years, Mr. Plummer has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining Gartner, he was division director and technology coordinator for the State of Florida's Department of Management Services. Mr. Plummer was also data center director of the Technology Resource Center, at the time one of the largest data centers in Florida. In this capacity, he managed the introduction of statewide client/server systems and methodologies. He was instrumental in the creation of the state's TCP/IP network and designed and implemented the Florida Communities Network — Florida's economic Internet presence.
Professional Background
Department of Management Services, Florida, Division Director for Information Services & Data Center Director - TRC, 3 years
Executive Office of the Governor, Florida, Director of IT, 7 years
Industry Awards/Accolades
Magazine covers - Data Communications, Intel Case Studies
Education
B.S., Architectural Engineering Technology, Florida A&M University
M.S., Computer Science, Florida State University
M.S., Math-Computer Education




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Cool Vendors 2014: The Digital Age Forces Everyone to Confront 'Big Change' 09-May-2014 Daryl C. Plummer, Michele Cantara
With BlueMix, IBM Refocuses Its Cloud Platform Strategy 27-Feb-2014 Yefim V. Natis, Daryl C. Plummer, David W. Cearley, Lydia Leong
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
2014 Strategic Road Map for Business Process Innovation in Hybrid IT 15-Jan-2014 Michele Cantara, Daryl C. Plummer
Predicts 2014: Cloud Services Brokerage 02-Jan-2014 Daryl C. Plummer, Tiffani Bova, Gregor Petri, Ed Anderson