Analyst Profile

Thomas J. Bittman

Thomas J. Bittman

VP Distinguished Analyst

19 years at Gartner ,  30 years IT industry


Roles and Responsibilities

Thomas Bittman is a Vice President and Distinguished Analyst with Gartner Research. Mr. Bittman has led the industry in areas such as cloud computing and virtualization. He was an early pioneer for the concept of private cloud computing and invented the term "real-time infrastructure" in 2002 (a precursor to private cloud computing). Mr. Bittman has served as Gartner's lead analyst covering IBM and Microsoft, and he served for three years as a member of Gartner's Senior Research Board. In 2005, he earned Gartner's Analyst of the Year Award.

Areas of Coverage

  • Servers & Storage

Background

Previous Experience

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Bittman was a division plan manager and chief software engineer with IBM, where he had development responsibility for four operating systems.

Professional Background

CSC, Associate Member of Technical Staff, 1 year
IBM, Chief Software Engineering Manager and Software Lab Plan Manager, 11 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Gartner Analyst of the Year, 2005
Gartner Thought Leadership Award, 2004

Education

B.S., Computer Science, with minors in Mathematics and Physics, University of Kansas
Completed postgraduate work in Management and Strategic Planning

Languages

English