Analyst Profile

Dane Anderson

Dane Anderson

Managing Vice President

14 years at Gartner ,  25 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Dane Anderson leads the Managed Business and Technology Services analyst team within Gartner's Technology and Service Provider Research organization. Previously, he held the position of Research VP at Gartner and focused on the IT services and outsourcing marketplace, with specific concentration on infrastructure and application outsourcing. Mr. Anderson has worked with service provider clients in analyzing and creating execution plans and strategies for the markets they serve, as well as user buying and adoption patterns and plans. He has also assisted user/buyer clients in navigating through all phases of the sourcing life cycle, including strategy development and action planning, provider evaluation and selection, contracting and negotiation, and managing service providers.

Areas of Coverage

  • Outsourcing & IT Services
  • Outsourcing & IT Services


Previous Experience

Mr. Anderson joined Gartner in April 2005 with the acquisition of Meta Group, where he was program director for outsourcing and service provider strategies. Previously, he spent five years with Perot Systems in various areas, including human resources, corporate strategy, competitive analysis and global sales. Before entering the private sector, he served in the U.S. Army in various leadership roles for more than 10 years, including eight years on active duty. During his military tenure, his primary focus was on task organization (organizational structure, strategy, and tactical/operational planning and execution) for battlefield logistics support, including command, control and communications.

Professional Background

Meta Group, Program Director, Outsourcing and Service Provider Strategies, 1 year
Perot Systems, Manager, Competitive Intelligence and Market Development, 5 years
U.S. Army, Captain, 10 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

2010 IIAR Services Analyst of the Year


B.S., Political Science, magna cum laude, State University of New York at Brockport



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