Analyst Profile

Mike Harris

Mike Harris


20 years at Gartner ,  27 years industry experience
Boston, MA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Mike Harris is Senior Vice President and head of the IT Leaders and Technical Professionals research business within Gartner. His team's mission: To unleash the full potential of our clients to use technology to change the world, by delivering indispensable content and advice that empowers our clients to transform their organizations. The IT Leaders and Technical Professionals group serves technical architects and IT professionals, enterprise architects and technology innovators, program and portfolio managers, as well as leaders of sourcing and vendor management, applications, data & analytics, security & risk, and infrastructure & operations. The over 500 analysts in the group come from CEB, Tech Professionals and IT Leaders teams.

Areas of Coverage

  • Networking & Communications Equipment
  • Networking & Communications Services

Mike Harris's Recent Gartner Activity

Latest Research


Previous Experience

In his career with Gartner, Mr. Harris has held a variety of global leadership roles, including GVP of the Technology & Service Provider Research group, GVP of Communications Research, MVP of the Network Services team, and head of the Network and Internet Services practice within the IT Management group. He joined Gartner in 1998 as a senior consultant focused on go-to-market strategic consulting for technology and service providers in North America and Western Europe, before becoming Director of Business Development for the Communications practice. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Harris worked at AT&T, Sprint and Centel, marketing wireless, voice and data communications solutions to Fortune 500 corporations. Mr. Harris is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Professional Background

AT&T, Client Business Manager, 3 years
Centel Cellular, Account Executive, 2 years
Sprint, Major Account Executive, 3 years


B.S., Economics, Vanderbilt University, summa cum laude
M.B.A., Marketing and International Business, University of Michigan Ross School of Business, high distinction