Analyst Profile

Kelly Kavanagh

Kelly Kavanagh

Director Analyst

21 years at Gartner ,  35 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Kelly Kavanagh is a Director Analyst in Gartner's Information Security and Privacy program. Mr. Kavanagh focuses on managed threat detection and response (MDR) services, and on security information and event management (SIEM) products. He conducts research on end-user requirements for MDR and SIEM. He assists Gartner clients in understanding various security service providers and offerings, and in finding appropriate solutions to specific needs. He also provides advice on evaluating, selecting and deploying security information and event management technology.

Kelly Kavanagh's Recent Gartner Activity

Latest Research


Previous Experience

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Kavanagh worked for International Data Corp. (IDC), covering the high-performance computing market. He also covered user research for government clients in the areas of application development, object technology and information security. As an independent consultant and as an employee of Maximus, Mr. Kavanagh worked with business and government information technology managers engaged in planning and implementing a variety of technology efforts.

Professional Background

Hayes-Mechling-Kleiman, Partner & Founder, 6 years
IDC, Research Director, 6 years
Maximus, Director, Management Analysis, 2 years


B.A., Political Science, Drew University, New Jersey



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