VP Distinguished Analyst
14 years at Gartner
37 years industry experience
Roles and Responsibilities
Anne Thomas is a VP and Distinguished Analyst in the Enterprise Software team in the Gartner for IT Leaders research group. She manages the Application Architecture and Infrastructure agenda. Her current hot topics include microservices, APIs, Docker and PaaS.
Areas of Coverage
- Application Development & Integration
- Web Services
Anne Thomas's Recent Gartner Activity
Hype Cycle for Application Architecture, 2017
How to Build Effective Microservices Teams
Articulating the Business Value of Event-Driven Architecture
Ms. Thomas developed her expertise working at a number of the world's leading hardware and software companies, including Systinet (now HP), Sun (now Oracle), Open Environment Corp. (now Micro Focus), Digital Equipment Corp. (now HP), Cullinet (now CA) and IBM. She developed product strategy, developed distributed computing standards, evangelized emerging technologies, conducted training and supported clients.
Patricia Seybold Group, Editor in Chief, 3 years
Sun Microsystems, Director of Market Innovation, 2 years
Systinet, Chief Technology Officer, 1 year
Enterprise Systems Journal listed her among the 2001 Power 100 IT Leaders.
NetworkWorld named Ms. Thomas one of the 50 most powerful people in networking in 2002.
B.A., Economics, Wellesley College