Analyst Profile

Nik Simpson

Nik Simpson

Managing VP

8 years at Gartner ,  29 years industry experience
Madison, AL USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Nik Simpson covers a variety of topics focused on these areas: 1. Private cloud 2. Private cloud cost modeling 3. Thick-, thin- and zero-client desktop platforms 4. Windows 7 migration planning

Areas of Coverage

  • Servers & Storage


Previous Experience

Previously, Mr. Simpson held a variety of roles in product marketing/product management/product planning for products including workstations, servers, storage hardware, storage software, development tools and operating systems.

Professional Background

Datacore Software, Product Marketing Manager, 4 years
Intergraph Corp., Chief Technologist for IT Services Business Unit (among other titles), 13 years
Scentric, Director of Product Marketing (and Co-Founder), 3 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Co-author of SNIA's Guide to Storage Virtualization (2001)
Co-chair of SNIA's Information Lifecycle Management Initiative (2005-2007)


B.Sc., Computer Science