Analyst Profile

Simon Hayward

Simon Hayward

VP & Gartner Fellow

18 years at Gartner ,  43 years industry experience
Santa Clara, CA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Simon Hayward is currently working on innovations in Gartner's forecasting methodology. Previously, he was a Role Service Director responsible for coordinating Gartner research delivered to clients on the supply side of the technology and telecom industry. Mr. Hayward has been a chief of research with responsibility for overseeing research in the software sector, and is a Gartner Fellow. His personal interests include the relationship of business processes, software applications and software infrastructure. He has researched other topics, including groupware, intranets, knowledge management and mobile computing.

Areas of Coverage

  • Emerging Trends & Technologies
  • Digital Workplace


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Hayward was chief technology officer of TeamWARE Group, a unit of Fujitsu, where he was responsible for developing groupware, workflow and related products for collaborative office working.

Professional Background

ICL, Vice President, 20 years
STC, Systems Analyst, 5 years
TeamWARE Group, Fujitsu, Chief Technology Officer, 3 years


B.A., Mathematics and Philosophy, Oxford University