Analyst Profile

Sheila Childs

Sheila Childs

Managing VP

6 years at Gartner ,  32 years industry experience
Fresno, TX USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Sheila Childs covers general data center storage strategies, as well as current and future storage and data management trends. She focuses on technologies and strategies for managing data across multiple workloads, especially archiving, compliance, application retirement, mobility and cloud. She covers storage and data management technology and vendor analysis.

Areas of Coverage

  • Servers & Storage

Sheila Childs's Recent Gartner Activity

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Previous Experience

Ms. Childs has 30 years of experience in the software development industry, including senior-level positions in software engineering, product management, product strategy, marketing and customer support. She has held multiple leadership positions in the Storage Networking Industry Association, including chairman of the board of directors and chair of the organization's Data Management Forum.

Professional Background

BMC Software, Product Line Manager, 3 years
EMC, Director, Product Marketing, 8 years
Legato and OTG Software, VP Product Strategy, 2 years


B.S., Mathematics, Bates College