Analyst Profile

Larry Cannell

Larry Cannell

Research Director

9 years at Gartner ,  32 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Larry Cannell is a Research Director in the Gartner for Technical Professionals Collaboration and Content Strategies service. Mr. Cannell covers enterprise collaboration and social software, Office 365, Web content management, search, and open-source collaboration and content solutions.

Areas of Coverage

  • Open Source
  • Digital Workplace


Previous Experience

Mr. Cannell was previously the workstream leader for collaboration and social software research for Ford Motor Co.'s advanced IT group and a program manager of collaborative solutions. Mr. Cannell was also an original member of the Enterprise 2.0 Conference Advisory Board (previously known as the Collaborative Technologies Conference). Mr. Cannell has successfully deployed innovative IT services for more than 25 years. His experience covers a broad set of areas, including collaborative, content and communication solutions, as well as networking, security, distributed systems and open-source technologies.

Professional Background

Ford Motor Co., IT Researcher and Program Manager, 23 years


B.S., Computer Science, Western Michigan University