Analyst Profile

Richard Jones

Richard Jones

Managing VP

7 years at Gartner ,  28 years IT industry


Roles and Responsibilities

Richard Jones is the Managing Vice President and Group Team Manager for the Data Center, Cloud, Mobile/Wireless, and Tech Planner RPE2 teams in the Gartner Technical Professionals Research organization. He covers a number of topics at a high level across these research teams. Mr. Jones brings 29 years of experience in technical analysis, engineering, and project and product management in the software industry.

Areas of Coverage

  • Servers & Storage

Background

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Jones was service director for Burton Group's cloud and data center strategies services, responsible for managing the virtual cloud team, as well as building and maintaining a team of five analysts and launching the data center strategies service in 2007. Prior to Burton Group, he held R&D director-level positions at Novell across nearly all product lines, including SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, storage, high availability, business continuity, identity management, printing, desktop management and Microsoft Windows integration technologies. Mr. Jones is a top-rated speaker at industry events, and he has patents granted/pending in business continuity, storage, systems, and identity management.

Professional Background

Brigham Young University, Software Automation Engineer, BYU Catalysis Lab, 2 years
Burton Group, Vice President and Service Director Data Center Strategies, 3 years
Novell, Director of Engineering, Sr. Product Manager, 20 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Four issued patents

Education

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University

Languages

English
French