Author Profile

Alfonso Velosa

Alfonso Velosa

VP Analyst

23 years at Gartner,  32 years' experience

Location:  AZ USA  |  Language(s):  English, Spanish

Roles and Responsibilities

Alfonso Velosa helps Gartner clients make better decisions about their Internet of Things (IoT), digital twins, and composable business enterprise strategy and tactics, and emerging technology strategy. This includes ecosystem relationships, IoT software platforms and digital twins. Mr. Velosa's research agenda covers the value stack, focusing on how enterprises should factor IoT and digital technologies and business models into building a composable business and on vendor IoT strategies.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Velosa managed vendor relationships and contract negotiations with Intel's supply chain team. Previously, he provided project and program management services to NASA in Washington, D.C., and in Cleveland, culminating in the management of a project that flew on the space shuttle in 1997. Additionally, he worked as an engineer with IBM Research and as a management consultant at Mars & Co.

Professional Background

  • Bionetics, Senior Systems Engineer, 3 years
  • Intel, Supply Chain, 2 years
  • NASA Lewis Research Center (NYMA), Project Scientist - DPIMS, 3 years


  • B.S., Materials Science Engineering, Columbia University
  • M.B.A., International Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • M.S., Materials Science Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • 2016 Gartner Research Thought Leadership Award