Analyst Profile

Gene Phifer

Gene Phifer

VP Distinguished Analyst

18 years at Gartner ,  40 years IT industry
Plano, TX USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Gene Phifer is a Vice President, Distinguished Analyst in Gartner Research. Mr. Phifer covers a broad set of Web and cloud-centric technologies, including Web architecture, intranets, extranets, e-business, portals, rich Internet applications, Web applications, cloud computing and software as a service. Additional concepts covered include SOA, WOA, governance and management of infrastructure resources.

Areas of Coverage

  • Digital Workplace
  • Application Development & Integration
  • Web Services


Previous Experience

Mr. Phifer is a 38-year IT veteran. Prior to joining Gartner, he held various management and executive roles in Fortune 100 IT departments, most notably Frito-Lay and Texas Instruments. There he managed all aspects of IT, including infrastructure technologies, data centers and line-of-business applications. Additionally, Mr. Phifer held the dual roles of CIO and CTO for Melson Technologies.

Professional Background

Frito-Lay, IT Director, 10 years
Melson Technologies, VP, CIO and CTO, 1 year
Texas Instruments, IT Director, 10 years


B.S., Computer Science, University of Mississippi
M.B.A., Specializing in MIS, University of Dallas