Analyst Profile
Ray Valdes
Ray Valdes
Research VP
Santa Clara, CA USA
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Years of Experience
13 years at Gartner
32 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Web Services
Application Development & Integration

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Roles and Responsibilities
Ray Valdes is a Gartner Research vice-president, covering web technology, user experience, mobile development, social platforms, and consumer Web competitive landscape.
Previous Experience
Mr. Valdes has 15 years of experience in software product development and seven years of experience in Internet development and management. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Valdes was on the senior management team at CKMP, a leading vendor of Internet portal solutions and services for affinity/membership organizations. Mr. Valdes has also served as vice president-engineering for an Internet music company, as well as head of software development for a mobile device vendor. In addition, he was managing director of content for the first vertical portal for IT professionals, known as inquiry.com. Mr. Valdes has managed software and product development in the areas of hospital information systems, electronic publishing systems and pen-based and tablet computing.
Professional Background
CKMP, Vice President, Engineering, 2 years
Vega Vista, Director of Software Development, 1 year
inquiry.com, Managing Director of Content, 2 years
Education
B.A., cum laude, Bucknell University
Languages
English
Spanish




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Cool Vendors in Web Computing, 2014 24-Apr-2014 Ray Valdes, Gene Phifer, David Mitchell Smith, Jim Murphy, Magnus Revang, Brian Prentice
Cool Vendors in Information Innovation, 2014 10-Apr-2014 Douglas Laney, Ray Valdes, Alexander Linden, Hung LeHong
A Two-Pronged Approach to Browser Strategies Allows for Legacy and Modern Browser Strategy 07-Mar-2014 David Mitchell Smith, Ray Valdes
MarketScope for User Experience Platforms 31-Jan-2014 Gene Phifer, Jim Murphy, Ray Valdes, Gavin Tay
Agenda Overview for Application Development, 2014 09-Jan-2014 Ian Finley, Thomas E. Murphy, Jim Duggan, Mark Driver, Gordon Van Huizen, Nathan Wilson, David Mitchell Smith, Matthew Hotle, Joe Bugajski, Brian Prentice, Ray Valdes, Ross Altman, Richard Marshall, Van L. Baker, David Norton