Analyst Profile

Philip Dawson

Philip Dawson

VP Analyst

22 years at Gartner ,  34 years industry experience
United Kingdom

Roles and Responsibilities

Philip Dawson is a Vice President in Gartner Research. Mr. Dawson specializes in intelligent infrastructure and hyperconvergence as a part of integrated systems and data center infrastructure modernization, cloud, ERP, and server platforms. He is a leading authority on Linux, UNIX and Windows server infrastructure strategies. He focuses on virtualization, portfolio consolidation, ERP migration and rationalization processes, and enabling cloud delivery as key components of his coverage areas. He has been at Gartner for 21 years and has more than 30 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



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