Analyst Profile

Matthew W. Cain

Matthew W. Cain

Research VP

24 years at Gartner ,  27 years IT industry
Washington, CT USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Matt Cain is a Vice President at Gartner, where he leads the Digital Workplace key initiative, which facilitates organizational agility through consumerized tools, a focus on team collaboration and promotion of employee engagement. He continues to cover the overall email and collaboration market, with a focus on cloud office platforms, such as Office 365 and Google Apps.

Areas of Coverage

  • High Performance Workplace


Previous Experience

Mr. Cain has more than 26 years of IT experience. He joined Gartner in April 2005 with the acquisition of Meta Group, where he specialized in e-mail and collaboration coverage. Before joining Meta Group in 1990, Mr. Cain was managing editor of MIS Week. He began his career as an editor for Electronic News.

Professional Background

Fairchild Publications, Managing Editor, MIS Week; Senior Editor, Electronic News, 4 years
Meta Group, Vice President, 18 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Two time winner of Gartner's Golden Quill award for excellence in writing.


B.A., Dickinson College
M.A., Columbia University