Analyst Profile

David Paul Williams

David Paul Williams

Research VP

33 years industry experience
Austin, TX USA

Roles and Responsibilities

David Williams works in Gartner's IT Operations Management team, covering IT automation with a specific focus on DevOps tools, tool chains, continuous delivery, release management and coordination, application release automation, and continuous configuration.


Previous Experience

Mr. Williams' experience in the IT industry includes working in small startups and some of the industry's largest IT software and hardware companies, managing small teams and large global teams of more than 300 people. Prior to Gartner, he was Vice President Product Management, Corporate Marketing and Strategy at Emulex (acquired by Avago); Vice President Strategy in BMC Software's Office of the CTO; a Research Vice President at Gartner; Vice President, Product Management and Marketing for AlterPoint (acquired by Versata); Vice President Corporate Marketing at IT Masters (acquired by BMC); and while at IBM Tivoli, he held a number of executive roles, including Vice President, Product Strategy and Product Management, responsible for Tivoli's $1.8 billion Enterprise Management portfolio. His other experience includes European Senior Technologist at CA, responsible for Unicenter TNG; 10 years with Digital Equipment, where he held a number of roles spanning computer operations, software services, software engineering, product management; and finally, European systems and network product marketing manager. He spent his early years in IT operations working for a number of financial, manufacturing and IT services companies. He is a recipient of many awards, including two awards for engineering design excellence and nine company awards for sales performance, technical support, marketing and product management.

Professional Background

BMC Software, Vice President Strategy, Office of the CTO, 4 years
Emulex, Vice President Product Management, Corporate Marketing and Strategy, 1 year
Gartner, Research Vice President, 5 years