Analyst Profile

Bill Hostmann

Bill Hostmann

VP Distinguished Analyst

13 years at Gartner ,  24 years industry experience
Portland, OR USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Bill Hostmann is a research vice president and distinguished analyst in Gartner Research, where he focuses on business intelligence.

Areas of Coverage

  • Business Intelligence

Bill Hostmann's Recent Gartner Activity

Latest Research


Previous Experience

Mr. Hostmann has worked for more than 15 years in the enterprise software market. He has held the position of Product Line General Manager for Informix Database and Internet Server product lines. Before that, he was Director of Marketing at GemStone Systems, an early Java application server company, where he was involved in the writing of the original Java EJB 1.0 specification. And, most recently, he was at Informatica Corporation.

Professional Background

Gemstone Systems, Director of Marketing, 4 years
Informatica, Senior Director of Marketing, 1 year
Informix, Product Line General Manager, 3 years


B.S., highest honors, Electrical Engineering, University of Portland
M.B.A., University of Oregon
M.S., Computer Science and Engineering, Oregon Graduate Institute