Analyst Profile

Thomas Murphy

Thomas Murphy

Sr Director Analyst

13 years at Gartner ,  35 years industry experience
AZ USA


Roles and Responsibilities

Thomas Murphy is focused on how IT organizations can utilize collaborative practices to drive customer value. He is currently focused on DevOps and how product teams can implement CI/CD, continuous quality, and benefit from augmented development tools. His research covers team structure, testing tools and the impact of open source models. Mr. Murphy provides guidance to Sr. IT management as well as IT professionals and also works with software and service providers to develop product strategies and positioning guidance. In addition to working at Gartner (and previously Meta Group), Mr. Murphy has also held positions at Microsoft, ObjectShare, ParcPlace, Digitalk and Miller Freeman.

Background

Previous Experience

Mr. Murphy has more than 30 years of experience in IT, spending time as a developer, product manager, technical editor and industry analyst. Prior to rejoining Gartner, he worked at Microsoft in the Visual Studio TFS group. Previously, he was an analyst with Meta Group and Gartner. He has served on the board of directors for the OMG and led product strategies at ObjectShare. Early in his career, he served as a technical editor at Software Development and AI Expert magazines and built custom tools for scientific research and embedded systems. His development experience includes embedded systems, Smalltalk, Java, and model-based environments and agile techniques.

Professional Background

Gartner, Vice President, 5 years
Microsoft, Group Program Manager, 2 years
ObjectShare, Director of Marketing, 7 years

Education

Computer Engineering and Mathematics, Ohio State University and University of Utah

Languages

English

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