Distinguished VP Analyst
29 years at Gartner
40 years industry experience
Roles and Responsibilities
David Cearley is a Distinguished Vice President Analyst and Gartner Fellow in Gartner Research and is a leading authority on information technology. As a member of Gartner Research, Mr. Cearley analyzes emerging and strategic business and technology trends and explores how these trends shape the way individuals and companies derive value from technology. As a member of the Technology Innovation research group, he focuses on cloud computing, emerging and strategic technology trends, and how enterprises establish technology innovation programs.
David Cearley's Recent Gartner Activity
The Top 2021 Gartner Strategic Technology Trends
16 March 2021
On-Demand & Upcoming Webinars
Mr. Cearley's expertise spans software architectures and standards, component software models, application design, the internet, business-IT alignment, and the cloud computing market. He has worked with a wide range of end-user and vendor organizations assisting in strategy creation, technology selection, implementation planning and organizational development. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Cearley held various senior-level research positions at Meta Group. Before that, he was vice president of R&D for Revelation Technologies, served as program director at Gartner Group, and held various managerial/director-level positions at Innovative Software and Informix.
Informix/Innovative Software, Director, Product Management, 8 years
Meta Group, Senior Vice President & Principal Analyst, 12 years
Revelation Technologies, Vice President, Research & Development, 2 years
B.S., Finance and Economics, Rockhurst University