Analyst Profile

Michael de Paauw

Michael de Paauw

VP Program Director

19 years at Gartner,  33 years industry experience

Location:  NV USA  | Language(s):  Dutch, English, French, German

Roles and Responsibilities

Michael de Paauw is a VP Program Director in Gartner Research Board and has a broad background in Business ad IT. Mr. De Paauw is an advisor and confidant to 26 CIOs in various industries (pharma, retail, finance, energy and logistics). His research focus is on innovation, emerging trends and technologies and IT strategy. He is a certified Executive Coach.


Previous Experience

Mr. De Paauw has been working in the IT industry for more than 30 years, both nationally and internationally. Before joining Gartner, he was on the board of several IT companies, including Pearson VUE (Virtual University Enterprises), CompuTrain and Kender Thijssen. Earlier, he worked as the European IT director of the Bastion Hotels chain. He started his career with Apple. He has chaired a number of industry conferences and is a thought-provoking facilitator/presenter.


  • Bachelor's degree, Business Administration, HHM University, Netherlands

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Certified Executive Coach