Analyst Profile

Ray Valdes

Ray Valdes

Research VP

13 years at Gartner ,  31 years IT industry
Santa Clara, CA USA


Roles and Responsibilities

Ray Valdes is a Gartner Research vice-president, covering web technology, user experience, mobile development, social platforms, and consumer Web competitive landscape.

Areas of Coverage

  • Web Services
  • Application Development & Integration

Background

Previous Experience

Mr. Valdes has 15 years of experience in software product development and seven years of experience in Internet development and management. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Valdes was on the senior management team at CKMP, a leading vendor of Internet portal solutions and services for affinity/membership organizations. Mr. Valdes has also served as vice president-engineering for an Internet music company, as well as head of software development for a mobile device vendor. In addition, he was managing director of content for the first vertical portal for IT professionals, known as inquiry.com. Mr. Valdes has managed software and product development in the areas of hospital information systems, electronic publishing systems and pen-based and tablet computing.

Professional Background

CKMP, Vice President, Engineering, 2 years
Vega Vista, Director of Software Development, 1 year
inquiry.com, Managing Director of Content, 2 years

Education

B.A., cum laude, Bucknell University

Languages

English
Spanish