Analyst Profile

Gregor Petri

Gregor Petri

Research Director

3 years at Gartner ,  24 years IT industry


Roles and Responsibilities

Gregor Petri is a Research Director at Gartner, covering cloud computing, hosting, sourcing, outsourcing and colocation. Cloud computing is a key transformational force for enabling digital or software-defined business, which is rapidly changing the vendor, user and service provider landscapes. Presenting perspectives on the impact of cloud computing in the new digital era and helping organizations plan for this transition are an important part of Mr. Petri's activities. Mr. Petri is a member of Gartner's CSP Enterprise Markets team.

Areas of Coverage

  • Networking & Communications Services

Background

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Petri was a regular speaker at industry events and wrote one of the first cloud primers - "Shedding Light on Cloud Computing" (2009) - and "Lean, or the Art of Cloud Computing Management" (2011). Both highlighted the role of cloud computing in enabling digital business sites around the world. He syndicated his LeanITmanager blog, and he was named by Cloud Computing Journal as one of the world's Top 100 Bloggers on Cloud Computing. Earlier in his career, Mr. Petri worked as a management trainee in the office of the CIO at Akzo, helped roll out just-in-time manufacturing at Philips, and helped roll out several IT innovations, such as object-oriented ERP applications, mobile business applications and XML servers, in Europe. Prior to his current position, he was senior director of product marketing EMEA at CA Technologies. Mr. Petri is a former board member of the Dutch Web-Services Association, the XML Users Group Holland and Geel-Zwart field hockey, where he still plays. He studied business economics and information technology in Rotterdam and Tilburg; during this study, he wrote and marketed one of the first European shareware applications and founded his first consumer electronics and media startup.

Professional Background

CA Technologies, Sr. Director of Product Marketing EMEA, 8 years
Marcam Solutions, Director of Product Marketing EMEA, 8 years
Software AG, Director of Sales & Marketing, 3 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Top 100 Blogger on Cloud Computing (according to Cloud Computing Journal)
Top 100 Cloud Computing Expert on Twitter (according to the Huffington Post)
Top Cloud Computing Influencer (according to CloudComputingWire)

Education

M.Sc., Economics and IT, University of Tilburg

Languages

Dutch
English