Analyst Profile

Anne Thomas

Anne Thomas

Distinguished VP Analyst

20 years at Gartner,  44 years industry experience

Location:  RI USA  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Anne Thomas is a VP and Distinguished Analyst in the Enterprise Software team in the Gartner for IT Leaders research group. Ms. Thomas covers Application Architecture and Infrastructure. Her current major topics include microservices, APIs, application platforms, open source strategies, and digital modernization.


Previous Experience

Ms. Thomas is a 41-year veteran in the IT industry. She developed her expertise working at a number of world's leading hardware and software companies, including Systinet (now Micro Focus), Sun (now Oracle), Open Environment Corp. (now Micro Focus), Digital Equipment Corp. (now HPE), Cullinet (now Broadcom) and IBM. She developed product strategies, developed distributed computing standards, evangelized emerging technologies, conducted training and supported clients.

Professional Background

  • Patricia Seybold Group, Editor in Chief, 3 years
  • Sun Microsystems, Director of Market Innovation, 2 years
  • Systinet, Chief Technology Officer, 1 year


  • B.A., Economics, Wellesley College

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • 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