Analyst Profile

Debra Curtis

Debra Curtis

Research VP

16 years at Gartner ,  36 years industry experience
Amherst, NH USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Debra Curtis is Managing Vice President of the IT Service Leadership for CIOs team within the CIO Research group. In addition to managing a small global team, she writes research and advises clients on IT service portfolio management and IT service catalogs. Delivering both strategic vision and practical advice, she focuses on IT service management best practices and bimodal IT. She is often invited to speak at events globally and frequently advises executives in large and small enterprises, investors, and vendors. Previously, Ms. Curtis was a Research Vice President in Gartner's IT operations management group, responsible for the research topics of network management, event management, business service management and IT service catalogs.

Areas of Coverage

  • IT Management


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Curtis held product marketing and executive management positions at DeskTalk Systems and AXON Networks, both vendors specializing in network performance management. Ms. Curtis also spent 15 years at Digital Equipment, holding positions in product marketing, marketing planning, international marketing, software consulting and technical support.

Professional Background

AXON Networks, Director of Marketing, 3 years
DeskTalk Systems, Director of Product Marketing, 3 years
Digital Equipment Corp., Manager, Network Management Expertise Center, 15 years


B.S., Mathematics and Computer Science, University at Albany, New York, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa