18 years at Gartner
36 years industry experience
Roles and Responsibilities
Don Free leads Gartner's research on all aspects of core banking, including thought leadership on market trends, systems and architecture. His research exposes progressive trends for developing successful core banking strategy, while providing practical guidance to navigate core banking migration complexity. With Gartner for 17 years and possessing more than 30 years of core banking experience, Mr. Free commonly advises CIOs, business leaders and architects globally. He has spoken at many high-profile events in more than 50 countries and has led in-house, board-level workshops.
Areas of Coverage
- Banking & Investment Services
Don Free's Recent Gartner Activity
"Google-ize" Your Core
28 June 2017
On-Demand & Upcoming Webinars
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Free was the director of project services at a global financial services technology company. His experience also includes developing business strategies and information technology solutions as well as leading Fortune 500 companies to the banking market.
Fidelity Information Services, Development, 2 years
Fiserv, Director, Project Services, 15 years
Computer Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Computer Science, Valencia College, Orlando, Florida