Analyst Profile
Bob Hafner
Bob Hafner
Managing VP
Toronto Canada
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Years of Experience
24 years at Gartner
35 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
Mobile & Wireless

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Roles and Responsibilities
Bob Hafner is the managing vice president of Gartner Research's Mobile and Client Computing group. Mr. Hafner leads this team, which focuses on mobile devices, mobile applications, client computing hardware, tablets and operating systems. His own research focuses on mobile strategy, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), mobile policy, mobile unified communications, and the blurring of computing and communications. Prior to this position, he managed the Communications Applications group which focuses on IP telephony, unified communications, and all aspects of mobile in the enterprise.
Previous Experience
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Hafner was employed by the Bank of Nova Scotia, where his responsibilities included network design, network and system performance, capacity planning, product evaluation, acquisition management and implementation.
Professional Background
Bank of Nova Scotia, Manager, 10 years
B.S., University of Toronto

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Predicts 2013: Success in Leveraging UC Will Be Easier With a Unified IT and Business Strategy for Collaboration 04-Dec-2012 Steve Blood, Geoff Johnson, Bern Elliot, Bob Hafner
Cisco's Free IM/Presence Offer Could Sway Enterprises Considering Its UC 24-Apr-2012 Bern Elliot, Bob Hafner, David Mario Smith
Predicts 2011: Adoption of Unified Communications Creates New Sourcing and Deployment Challenges 10-Nov-2010 Jay Lassman, Bob Hafner, Matthew W. Cain, Bern Elliot, Steve Blood, Daniel O'Connell, Robert F. Mason
Context-Enhanced Performance: The Evolution of Communications-Enabled Business Processes 17-Sep-2010 Bob Hafner, Bern Elliot
Vendor Rating: Siemens Enterprise Communications 17-Jun-2010 Steve Blood, Christine Tenneson, Jay Lassman, Bob Hafner, Mark Fabbi, Frank Marsala