Debra Curtis | Gartner

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 a Research Vice President in the Office of the CIO team within the CIO Research Group. Delivering both strategic vision and practical advice, she focuses on IT service leadership best practices and bimodal IT. She writes research and advises clients on defining business-focused IT services, business value statements and the IT service portfolio. 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

Background

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

Education

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

Languages

English