Analyst Profile

Michael Disabato

Michael Disabato

VP Analyst

19 years at Gartner ,  47 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Michael Disabato is a Vice President, Analyst in Gartner for Technical Professionals research. Mr. Disabato covers Office 365, mobile strategies, governance and policies. He has written extensively on bring your own device (BYOD), unified endpoint management (UEM) systems, unified workspaces and digital workspaces.

Areas of Coverage

  • Mobile & Wireless
  • Networking & Communications Services


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Disabato was a Senior Manager in network engineering for WorldCom Conferencing. He held duties at McDonald's as a Security Architect, Network Manager, and Manager of the Applied Technology lab. He has worked in financial services, healthcare, publishing, and consulting.

Professional Background

Burton Group, Vice President and Service Director, 9 years
McDonald's Corp., Technologist/Enterprise Security Architect, 10 years
WorldCom Conferencing, Senior Manager, Network Engineering, 2 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

50 Most Influential People in Networking Industry by Network Computing Magazine
Top 10 Visionaries in 1993 by Communications Week Magazine


Master of Science, Information Systems



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