Analyst Profile

David Willis

David Willis

VP Distinguished Analyst

19 years at Gartner ,  33 years industry experience
CA USA


Roles and Responsibilities

David Willis is the Chair of the Senior Content Leadership Board, providing transparency, oversight, and guidance for Gartner's integrated content initiatives. He is responsible for research position oversight and cross-organization content efforts, serving as liaison and advisor to the Research and Advisory Executive Management Team. He is also leader of the CIO, IT Leadership, and Technology Content Leadership Board. As a Chief of Research, he oversees various agendas within the IT Leaders organization. In his tenure at Gartner, he has served as an Advisor to some of the largest IT leaders and technology providers in the world, in the areas of leadership, organizational models, and technology strategy.

Areas of Coverage

  • Networking & Communications Services
  • Networking & Communications Equipment

Background

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Willis was networking research practice lead at the Meta Group. Prior to Meta, he served as managing editor for Network Computing Magazine. Mr. Willis was previously responsible for system integration at the American Red Cross, serving as Chief Technology Advisor to the CIO and leading the organization's technology standardization and transformation efforts.

Professional Background

American Red Cross, Director, Technology Integration, 11 years
Meta Group, Vice President and Research Practice Lead, 5 years
Network Computing Magazine, Managing Editor, Technology, 3 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Four-time Gartner Thought Leadership Award Recipient
Special Recognition, American Society of Business Press Editors, for Columns in Network Computing Magazine

Education

B.S., Computer Science, George Mason University
Postgraduate work in Engineering

Languages

English

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