Analyst Profile

Jess Thompson

Jess Thompson

Research VP

16 years at Gartner ,  38 years industry experience
Gulf Breeze, FL USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Jess Thompson is a research vice president in Gartner's ITL Enterprise Software Web App Dev and Integration group. His research focuses on initiatives using application infrastructure, including application integration (A2A, B2B and cloud-to-on-premises) and near-neighbor initiatives, such as data integration, business process management suites and complex event processing and reporting technology. He also examines the integration of technologies that support those initiatives, as well as strategies for federating application integration and SOA, data integration, and business process improvement initiatives.

Areas of Coverage

  • Business Process Management
  • Security & Privacy
  • Application Development & Integration


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Thompson worked for Weyerhaeuser, where he was responsible for formulating strategies to improve the company's software engineering, application integration and e-commerce activities. With more than three decades of experience in the IT industry, he has developed a broad knowledge base, including software engineering, application infrastructure technology assessment, application integration, business process analysis and e-commerce.

Professional Background

Applied Microsystems, System Architect, 2 years
Nastec, Product Manager, 3 years
Weyerhaeuser, Technology Architect, 6 years


B.A., Southern Illinois University
M.S., University of Florida