Analyst Profile

Ian Finley

Ian Finley

Practice Vice President

13 years at Gartner ,  32 years industry experience
Boston, MA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Ian Finley is the Practice Vice President for the Finance and Operations Applications group. The group covers the enterprise applications strategic to finance, operations and procurement leaders, as well as how innovative technologies, like artificial intelligence and blockchain, can create strategic opportunities for business and IT leaders.

Ian Finley's Recent Gartner Activity

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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 find a successful venture firm. 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



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