Analyst Profile

Anne Thomas

Anne Thomas

VP Distinguished Analyst

15 years at Gartner ,  38 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

Latest Research


Previous Experience

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.

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