Analyst Profile

Matt Cain

Matt Cain

Distinguished VP Analyst

30 years at Gartner ,  33 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Matthew Cain is a Vice President at Gartner. Mr. Cain is a futurist focusing on the intersection of technology, job skills and workforce culture. He founded Gartner's Digital Workplace and digital dexterity key initiative, which is designed to help IT leaders plan and execute technology strategies that incorporate consumer, workforce and business trends.

Areas of Coverage

  • Digital Workplace


Previous Experience

Mr. Cain has more than 29 years of IT experience. He joined Gartner in April 2005 with the acquisition of Meta Group, where he specialized in email and collaboration technologies. Before joining Meta Group in 1990, he was the managing editor of MIS Week. He began his career as an editor for Electronic News.

Professional Background

Fairchild Publications, Managing Editor, MIS Week; Senior Editor, Electronic News, 4 years
Meta Group, Vice President, 18 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Two-time winner of Gartner's Golden Quill Award for excellence in writing
Two-time winner of the Gartner Thought Leadership Award for his work on the digital workplace and workforce digital dexterity.


B.A., Dickinson College
M.A., Columbia University



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