Analyst Profile

Richard Watson

Richard Watson

VP Analyst

1 year at Gartner ,  28 years industry experience
Ireland


Roles and Responsibilities

Richard Watson is Vice President, Analyst in Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP). He advises application and platform teams on cloud-native platforms and architecture. Richard's published research focuses on Kubernetes, cloud adoption and architecture, cloud application migration and platform ops.

Background

Previous Experience

Richard rejoined Gartner in 2021 after working as a Product Manager for VMware's Tanzu Kubernetes Grid team. Prior to that role, he was analyst at Gartner since 2014-2020, product manager with cloud application platform Engine Yard, 2013-2104 and analyst at Gartner and Burton Group (2008-2013). Richard was VP of architecture for Credit Suisse investment bank 2005-2008. With more than 28 years of experience in software development, Mr. Watson has led engineering teams developing mission-critical software for startups, enterprise IT organizations and software vendors, including Cape Clear, IONA Technologies, Nokia and Siemens.

Professional Background

Credit Suisse, Enterprise Architect, 4 years
Gartner, VP Analyst, 12 years
VMware, Product Manager, 1 year

Education

B.A., Computer Science, University of Dublin, Trinity College

Languages

English

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