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 integration and middleware, database management, data management, IT operations management, storage management, cloud management, and virtualization. Hot trends that Mr. Coyle and his team are currently watching closely are SDx, SDDC, Open Source, Big Data, Hadoop, SaaS and IaaS. Mr. Coyle helps clients understand end-user spending, leading trends and competitive landscape involved with optimizing the data center and infrastructure and operations markets. 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: - Bimodal and the impact on software spend - The top trends affecting the data center - Shifting buyer behavior in the data center market - The top 10 trends and technologies in infrastructure and operations (I&O)

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

Industry Awards/Accolades

Gartner Team Manager of the Year Award, 2015


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