Analyst Profile

Simon Hayward

Simon Hayward

VP & Gartner Fellow

20 years at Gartner ,  45 years industry experience
Santa Clara, CA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Simon Hayward is Gartner's Chief Fellow, with responsibility for overseeing the Gartner Fellows program, which provides an opportunity for the most senior Research Analysts to undertake innovative research beyond the boundaries of current business activities. He is currently working on strategy for vendor and market coverage in Research Operations. For 5 years prior he was responsible for innovations in Gartner's forecasting methodology. Previously, he was a Role Service Director responsible for coordinating Gartner research delivered to clients on the supply side of the technology and telecom industry. Mr. Hayward has been a Chief of Research with responsibility for overseeing research in the software sector. As an analyst he has working on many topics including the relationship of business processes, software applications and software infrastructure, cloud computing, office and workplace systems, knowledge management, and mobile computing.

Areas of Coverage

  • Emerging Trends & Technologies
  • Digital Workplace


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Hayward was chief technology officer of TeamWARE Group, a unit of Fujitsu, where he was responsible for developing groupware, workflow and related products for collaborative office working.

Professional Background

ICL, Vice President, 20 years
STC, Systems Analyst, 5 years
TeamWARE Group, Fujitsu, Chief Technology Officer, 3 years


B.A., Mathematics and Philosophy, Oxford University