Analyst Profile

Ruggero Contu

Ruggero Contu

Research Director

15 years at Gartner ,  15 years industry experience
Loceri Italy

Roles and Responsibilities

Ruggero Contu is Research Director in the area of Information Security, where he also acts as backup Agenda Manager and coordinates Gartner forecasting on security. His main area of focus is the worldwide information security software markets, with expanding research also on Internet of Things (IoT)-operational technology (OT) security, cloud-based security, threat intelligence services and endpoint security. 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.

Areas of Coverage

  • Software Markets
  • Security & Privacy
  • IT Operations


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 (honors)
M.S., Information Security, Royal Holloway, University of London