Analyst Profile

Ian Finley

Ian Finley

Managing VP

12 years at Gartner ,  31 years industry experience
Boston, MA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Ian Finley is the Group Team Manager for the Application Architecture Development and Integration team. The team covers the process, people and technology dimensions of writing and integrating software.

Areas of Coverage

  • Application Development & Integration

Ian Finley's Recent Gartner Activity

Latest Research


Previous Experience

Mr. Finley has worked in almost every part of the software industry, from the grunt level to the board level, inside companies and as a consultant and analyst. He also helped found a successful venture firm that invests in software and internet companies. With 30 years of software experience on three continents, Mr. Finley brings a big-picture understanding to emerging technology trends.

Professional Background

AMR Research, VP Research, Product Management and Marketing, 4 years
Formation Systems, Open Market, Marcam and Others, Various Marketing and Product Development Management Roles, 16 years
Longworth Venture Partners, Co-founder, 4 years


B.A., Computer Science (Mathematics), Williams College, U.S./Monash University, Australia, 1985