22 years at Gartner
33 years industry experience
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
Vendor Rating: BT Group
Market Guide for Managed SD-WAN Services
Toolkit: Negotiating Effective SLAs for Global Managed WAN Services
Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference
25 November 2019 - 26 November 2019
Upcoming Gartner Events
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.
Cisco Systems, Marketing Manager, 1 year
Nortel, Product Marketing Manager, 2 years
StrataCom, Marketing Manager, 4 years
B.S., Physics, Nottingham University, Honors