Author Profile

John-David Lovelock

John-David Lovelock

Distinguished VP Analyst

19 years at Gartner,  46 years' experience

Location:  Ireland  |  Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

John-David Lovelock is a Research Vice President and Distinguished Analyst in the Gartner for General Managers team. Mr. Lovelock has served as Gartner's Chief Forecaster for the past 5 years.


Previous Experience

Mr. Lovelock has 35 years of experience within the IT industry, including working eight years in a variety of healthcare environments. Prior to joining Gartner, he co-founded and managed a boutique consulting firm that specialized in large software solutions with a special emphasis on the healthcare industry. This included planning and implementing ERP systems, authoring custom software solutions, and developing long-term IT strategies at large and midsize hospitals. As a consultant, he participated in many challenging projects for companies in locations worldwide, including Europe, North America, the Caribbean and South America.

Professional Background

  • Loreada Partners, president and co-founder, 7 years


  • B.A., Economics, University of Toronto

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Five Thought Leadership Awards
  • One Quantitative Analyst of the Year
  • Three Quantitative Research Awards