Analyst Profile

Ian Finley

Ian Finley

Practice Vice President

16 years at Gartner ,  35 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Ian Finley is the Practice Vice President for the Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation group. The group is comprised of analysts and researchers that primarily serve the needs of Chief Enterprise Architects and Chief Technology Officers.

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 start 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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