Analyst Profile

Philip Dawson

Philip Dawson

Research VP

17 years at Gartner ,  29 years industry experience
Reading United Kingdom

Roles and Responsibilities

Philip Dawson is a Vice President in Gartner Research and Agenda Manager. He specializes in virtualization, cloud, ERP and server infrastructure. Mr. Dawson is a leading authority on virtualization of Linux, Unix and Windows infrastructure platforms. He focuses on virtualization, portfolio consolidation, ERP migration and rationalization processes as key components of his virtualization coverage and enabling cloud delivery. He has been at Gartner for 13 years and has more than 26 years of experience in the IT industry.

Areas of Coverage

  • Open Source
  • Servers & Storage

Philip Dawson's Recent Gartner Activity

Latest Research


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner through the Meta Group acquisition, Mr. Dawson was competitive market research manager for Sequent Computer Systems, Europe. In this role, he worked within product marketing, helping develop UNIX/NT Integration Strategies and the introduction of Intel IA-32/IA-64 NUMA platforms. Before this, he worked at Santa Cruz Operation as product marketing manager for all layered products.

Professional Background

Meta Group, Vice President, 5 years
Santa Cruz Operation, Product Marketing Manager, 3 years
Sequent Computer Systems, Competitive Market Research Manager, 5 years


B.A. (honors), Computing in Business, Huddersfield Polytechnic
Diploma, Computer Studies