Analyst Profile

David M. Coyle

David M. Coyle

Managing VP

12 years at Gartner ,  25 years industry experience
Stamford, CT USA

Roles and Responsibilities

David Coyle is a Managing Vice President in Gartner Research, responsible for leading the Infrastructure Software team. Team coverage includes market share and forecast analysis in application development, application infrastructure and middleware, database management, IT operations management, storage management, cloud management, and virtualization. Mr. Coyle helps clients understand the best practices, leading trends and competitive landscape involved with optimizing the data center and infrastructure and IT operations management. Mr. Coyle has deep expertise in IT service management, IT operations management (especially the IT service desk) and ITIL best practices. He can speak specifically on the following: - The Nexus of Forces (social, information/big data, cloud and mobile) and the impact on the data center - The top trends affecting the data center - The top 10 technologies in infrastructure and operations - How to sell data center transformation to the CIO - Selling the concept of cost optimization in the data center

Areas of Coverage

  • IT Operations


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Coyle spent nine years at Hyperion Solutions, where he held several director-level positions within the infrastructure operations organization, including managing IT support services in Europe while living in France. He was also a network and e-mail specialist at Taco Bell Corp.

Professional Background

Hyperion Solutions, Director of Infrastructure and Operations, 9 years
Taco Bell Corp., Systems Analyst, 3 years


B.A., Business Administration, University of Connecticut
M.B.A., University of Connecticut