Analyst Profile

Philip Dawson

Philip Dawson

VP Analyst

24 years at Gartner,  37 years industry experience

Location:  United Kingdom  | Language(s):  English, Yorkshire

Roles and Responsibilities

Philip Dawson is a Vice President in Gartner Research. Mr. Dawson specializes in digital infrastructure strategy built on intelligent infrastructure and hyperconvergence as a part of integrated systems and infrastructure modernization, cloud, ERP, and server platforms. He is a leading authority on application modernization driving virtualization, portfolio consolidation, ERP migration and rationalization processes, and enabling cloud delivery. He has been at Gartner for 22 years and has more than 35 years of experience in the IT industry.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner through the Meta Group acquisition, Mr. Dawson was a Competitive Market Research Manager with Sequent Computer Systems, Europe. In this role, he worked in product marketing, helping develop UNIX/NT integration strategies and introduce Intel IA-32/IA-64 NUMA platforms. Before this, he worked at Santa Cruz Operation as the Product Marketing Manager for all the layered products.

Professional Background

  • Meta Group, Vice President, 5 years
  • Santa Cruz Operation, Product Marketing Manager, 3 years
  • Sequent Computer Systems, Competitive Market Research Manager, 5 years


  • B.A., With Honors, Computing in Business, Huddersfield Polytechnic
  • Diploma, Computer Studies