Analyst Profile

Neil Rickard

Neil Rickard

VP Analyst

24 years at Gartner ,  35 years industry experience
United Kingdom

Roles and Responsibilities

Neil Rickard is a Vice President in Gartner Research. Mr. Rickard provides coverage of networking issues to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He focuses on WAN technologies, equipment and vendors, as well as data-oriented carrier services. His coverage includes hybrid WANs, SD-WAN, enterprise vCPE, SDN and NFV services, IP VPNs, MPLS, Ethernet WAN services and application-fluent networking, as well as voice-data convergence and network sourcing.

Neil Rickard's Recent Gartner Activity

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Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Rickard was responsible for business development with service provider customers at Cisco Systems. His previous experience in the networking industry has included technical and marketing roles with StrataCom, Nortel, Timeplex and Marconi. Overall he has more than 20 years of networking industry experience.

Professional Background

Cisco Systems, Marketing Manager, 1 year
Nortel, Product Marketing Manager, 2 years
StrataCom, Marketing Manager, 4 years


B.S., Physics, Nottingham University, Honors



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