Analyst Profile

Ruggero Contu

Ruggero Contu

Research Director

15 years at Gartner ,  15 years IT industry
Loceri Italy

Roles and Responsibilities

Ruggero Contu is a Leading Analyst on security markets at Gartner, where he is also backup Agenda Manager helping with the development of research content in this area. His main area of focus is the worldwide security software markets, with expanding research also on cloud-based security services and small or midsize business (SMB) markets. His research on security is also developed with a particular focus on regional trends. He has considerable experience in providing advice to security providers to assist them in the design of their optimum go-to-market and messaging strategy. He is based in the Egham, U.K., office.

Areas of Coverage

  • Software Markets
  • IT Operations
  • Security & Privacy


Previous Experience

In his previous role at Gartner, Mr. Contu was the leading worldwide market analyst for the IT operations management (ITOM) area.

Professional Background

Gartner, Principal Research Analyst, 11 years
World Brands Duty Free (Pernod Richard Group), Sales and Operations Executive (Supporting ERP Implementation), 3 years


B.A., European Studies, with honors, Royal Holloway, University of London
M.S., Information Security, Royal Holloway, University of London