David Furlonger | Gartner

Analyst Profile

David Furlonger

David Furlonger

VP & Gartner Fellow

18 years at Gartner ,  20 years industry experience
Mill Bay Canada

Roles and Responsibilities

David Furlonger is a VP and Gartner Fellow. He works primarily with CEOs, senior business leaders and CIOs. His specific research focus is business and technology trends and their implications for business strategy and IT. Mr. Furlonger's research includes the Gartner's Annual CEO and CIO Surveys, the future of the financial services industry and the evolution of the FinTech ecosystem; digital strategy; the Internet of Things; emerging business trends and innovation strategy; and the blockchain. He is an accomplished and frequent keynote speaker and workshop leader with extensive international experience. Before joining Gartner, Mr. Furlonger worked in multiple business areas of the banking and investment services industry at Williams and Glyn's, Baring Brothers and Commerzbank, as well as at Engelhard an international chemical company. He was also an entrepreneur helping to found, publicly list and sell a software and media business in North America.

Areas of Coverage

  • Banking & Investment Services


Previous Experience

Mr. Furlonger has more than 36 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Gartner, he acted as an industry consultant. He also co-ran a dot-com startup for three years, taking the company through a direct public offering and subsequent acquisition. During this time, Mr. Furlonger was involved in designing and deploying one of the first fully integrated financial portals and live-to-air national television programs. Other roles have included defining management strategy and planning, merger and acquisition activity, market analysis, product development, and project management. During the previous 17 years, Mr. Furlonger held various positions in investment and international banking companies, including management roles in proprietary trading and risk management, institutional sales and trading, data modeling, financial engineering, and quantitative analysis, as well as system design and selection. In addition, he was deputy European treasurer of a U.S. multinational chemical and precious metal company and participated in the early adoption and deployment of corporate treasury systems.

Professional Background

Baring Brothers & Co., Manager, Proprietary Trading, 7 years
Engelhard, Deputy European Corporate Treasurer, 4 years
Peridot International Enterprises, Founder and Director, 3 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Freeman City of London
General Securities Registered Representative/Series 7
Member, International Foreign Exchange Association
Member, Securities and Futures Association
Member, Society of Technical Analysts
Member, Worshipful Company of International Bankers


Freeman of the City of London
Member of The Worshipful Company of International Bankers
Qualifications in Business Studies, Corporate Finance and Accounting from the City of London University and the London Business School