Analyst Profile

Anne Thomas

Anne Thomas

Distinguished VP Analyst

17 years at Gartner ,  40 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. Ms. Thomas covers Application Architecture and Infrastructure. Her current major topics include microservices, APIs, Docker, Kubernetes and PaaS.

Areas of Coverage

  • Application Development & Integration
  • Web Services


Previous Experience

Ms. Thomas developed her expertise working at a number of 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.

Professional Background

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

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


B.A., Economics, Wellesley College



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