Analyst Profile

Stephen Prentice

Stephen Prentice

VP & Gartner Fellow

18 years at Gartner ,  39 years IT industry
Clynderwen United Kingdom

Roles and Responsibilities

Steve focuses on the evolving relationship between Technology, Business and Society - interpreting the complex interactions and trends for a business audience. He works primarily with senior business executives across multiple industries and in all geographies to help them build effective business strategies for the digital age. With a broad background in telecommunications, hardware, software and professional services covering more than three decades he has a wealth of experience and expertise to drive insight. He combines technical understanding with human and behavioral factors to build a compelling perspective on how technology is changing the world. He is an accomplished presenter and speaker, and frequently delivers keynote presentations at high-profile events around the world.

Areas of Coverage

  • IT Management


Previous Experience

Mr. Prentice joined Gartner in March 1997 from GPT, where he was director of marketing with the payphones group. Prior to GPT, he held a variety of marketing-oriented roles with both software and hardware vendors, including seven years with Logica, undertaking a wide range of client-based consultancy and market research in the IT and telecommunications sectors.

Professional Background

GPT, Director of Marketing, 4 years
Logica, Consultant, 7 years
Santa Cruz Operation, Channel Marketing Manager, 7 years


Bachelor's degree in Marine Biology, University of Liverpool
Postgraduate certificate in Business Management, Coventry University
Postgraduate diploma in Technological Economics, University of Stirling