Analyst Profile

Alfonso Velosa

Alfonso Velosa

Research VP

16 years at Gartner ,  24 years industry experience
Tucson, AZ USA


Roles and Responsibilities

Alfonso (Al) Velosa helps Gartner clients make better decisions about their Internet of Things (IoT) strategy and tactics. Mr. Velosa is a member of Gartner's IoT Group. He focuses on four areas for the IoT: ecosystem relationships, IoT software platforms, semiconductors and the smart city use case. Mr. Velosa's research agenda covers the IoT value stack, focusing on how enterprises should factor IoT technologies and business models into building a digital business and vendor IoT strategies.

Areas of Coverage

  • Emerging Trends & Technologies

Background

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Velosa managed vendor relationships and contract negotiations with Intel's supply chain team. Previously, he provided project and program management services to NASA in Washington, D.C., and in Cleveland, culminating in the management of a project that flew on the space shuttle in 1997. Additionally, he worked as an engineer with IBM Research and as a management consultant at Mars & Co.

Professional Background

Bionetics, Senior Systems Engineer, 3 years
Intel, Supply Chain, 2 years
NASA Lewis Research Center (NYMA), Project Scientist - DPIMS, 3 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Former member of the Committee on Forecasting Future Disruptive Technologies, U.S. National Research Council

Education

B.S., Materials Science Engineering, Columbia University
M.B.A., International Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management
M.S., Materials Science Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Languages

English
Spanish