Analyst Profile

Sheila Childs

Sheila Childs

Group Vice President

11 years at Gartner ,  37 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Sheila Childs is a Managing Vice President in Gartner Research, responsible for leading the IT Leaders (ITL) Applications team. Prior to joining Gartner, she spent her career working with storage hardware and software technologies, most recently at EMC where she focused on data management software. She is conversant in general data center infrastructure strategies, including current and future infrastructure trends.

Areas of Coverage

  • Servers & Storage


Previous Experience

Ms. Childs has 30 years of experience in the software development industry, including senior-level positions in software engineering, product management, product strategy, marketing and customer support. She has held multiple leadership positions in the Storage Networking Industry Association, including chairwoman of the board of directors and chair of the organization's Data Management Forum.

Professional Background

BMC Software, Product Line Manager, 3 years
EMC, Director, Product Marketing, 8 years
Legato and OTG Software, VP Product Strategy, 2 years


B.S., Mathematics, Bates College



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