Author Profile

Carolin Zhou

Carolin Zhou

Sr Director Analyst

2 years at Gartner,  17 years' experience

Location:  China  |  Language(s):  Chinese - Mandarin, English

Roles and Responsibilities

Carolin Zhou is a Senior Director, Analyst at Gartner focusing on Infrastructure Cloud Strategy, which includes public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, multicloud management, cloud migration, cloud architecture, cloud management tool, platform service providers (AWS, Alibaba, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Tencent, etc), DevOps, CI/CD, container technologies and distributed systems, etc.


Previous Experience

Prior to her career in research, Ms. Zhou has 15 years of experience in IT area with a focus on enterprise architecture, IT governance, shared service management and architecture transformation, API management, Cloud strategy and cloud migration management, solution architecture, big data, IoT, DevOps and IT compliance and risk management, etc.

Professional Background

  • BMW China Automotive Trading Ltd., Region China Lead Enterprise Architect , 5 years
  • Baidu Ltd, Senior Data Mining Manager , 2 years
  • Lenovo, Senior IT Governance Manager and Enterprise Architect, 5 years


  • BSC in Optoelectronic Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • MSC in e-Business Management, University of Warwick

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional, Certificated Scrum Master, PMP, COBIT, TOGAF, Certificated Product Owner, ISO 27000, ITIL and ISO30000, CMMI.