Analyst Profile

Nik Simpson

Nik Simpson

VP Analyst

16 years at Gartner,  40 years industry experience

Location:  United Kingdom  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Nik Simpson covers a variety of topics focused on these areas: 1. Backup 2. Disaster Recovery 4. Hybrid cloud 5. Server Operating Systems and Virtualization 6. Spectre and Meltdown Mitigation


Previous Experience

Previously, Mr. Simpson held a variety of roles in product marketing/product management/product planning for products including workstations, servers, storage hardware, storage software, and operating systems.

Professional Background

  • Datacore Software, Product Marketing Manager, 4 years
  • Intergraph Corp., Chief Technologist, IT Services Business Unit (Among Other Titles), 13 years
  • Scentric, Director of Product Marketing (and Co-founder), 3 years


  • B.Sc., Computer Science

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Co-author of SNIA's Guide to Storage Virtualization (2001)
  • Co-chair of SNIA's Information Lifecycle Management Initiative (2005-2007)