Analyst Profile

Valentin T. Sribar

Valentin T. Sribar


24 years at Gartner ,  25 years industry experience
Arlington, VA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Val Sribar leads Gartner's Enterprise Software Research Group. This group consists of eight teams covering: Analytics & BI, Customer Systems/CRM, Content Management & Collaboration, Information Management & Infrastructure, ERP, Application Governance & Strategy, Application Development, and Application Integration. This coverage includes the entire application life cycle, from business requirement analysis through design/package selection, testing/QA, deployment, and ongoing application maintenance and support. The group includes experts in Cloud Computing, Mobile and Web technologies, service-oriented architecture (SOA), agile methodologies, application platforms, and enterprise service buses. A wide variety of application sourcing and delivery alternatives, including software as a service (SaaS), are also covered by application analysts. Mr. Sribar's personal areas of expertise focus on Pace Layered Application Strategies and overall application strategy and governance. He works with clients on application portfolio management, application organizational models, staffing and skills, sourcing, strategic vendor relationships, and application financials.


Previous Experience

Mr. Sribar was most recently responsible for Meta Group's Executive Directions and Industry Services. Previously, he was an Executive Directions analyst working one-on-one with CIOs and other IT leaders. During his 12 years at Meta, he served as general manager of infrastructure, operations, security and customer relationship transformational offerings. He also ran Meta's Global Networking Strategies service.

Professional Background

Ernst & Young, Senior Consultant, 3 years
Meta Group, Senior Vice President & Director, Executive Directions & Industry Services, 12 years
Micro Devices Corp., Assistant to the President, 2 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Co-author of two books in the IT Best Practices Series: (1) "The Adaptive Enterprise: IT Infrastructure Strategies to Manage Change and Enable Growth"; and (2)"Enriching the Value Chain: Infrastructure Strategies Beyond the Enterprise"


B.S., with distinction, Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University School of Engineering.