Analyst Profile

Ronni J. Colville

Ronni J. Colville

Managing VP

22 years at Gartner ,  32 years industry experience
Ridgefield, CT USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Ronni Colville is a Managing Vice President in the IT Operations Management group in Gartner Research. Ms. Colville manages a team of analysts who focus on automation tools and technologies in support of IT operations infrastructure and applications support and DevOps for both Mode 1 and Mode 2 projects. She has been an analyst in Gartner for more than 20 years, with her primary area of research being configuration and release management, which encompasses a broad array of technology topics, including (but not limited to) server provisioning and configuration, configuration assessment and remediation, patch management, and IT process and service orchestration tools. Additionally, she covers virtualization and cloud management technologies for configuration and release management. Ms. Colville added coverage of DevOps with respect to application release automation, infrastructure as code (aka continuous configuration tools), continuous delivery and toolchain management. In addition to technologies, Ms. Colville covers both configuration and release management processes.

Areas of Coverage

  • IT Operations


Previous Experience

For 10 years prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Colville was a senior networking specialist at IBM, where she assisted Fortune 100 clients and midsize enterprises with development and deployment of their networking and communications architecture.

Professional Background

IBM, Senior Networking Specialist, 10 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Gartner Global Analyst of the Year (2007)


B.S., Computer Science
B.S., Mathematics