Analyst Profile

George Spafford

George Spafford

VP Analyst

12 years at Gartner ,  32 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

George Spafford is a Vice President Analyst for Gartner, covering DevOps, DevSecOps and site reliability engineering (SRE). His publications include hundreds of articles and numerous books on IT management, as well as co-authorship of "The Phoenix Project," "The Visible Ops Handbook" and "Visible Ops Security."


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Spafford consulted on ITIL, IT strategy, Information Security and overall IT service improvement. Mr. Spafford holds an M.B.A. from Notre Dame, a B.A. in materials and logistics management from Michigan State University and an honorary degree from Konan Daigaku in Japan. He is a certified ITIL Expert, a TOCICO Jonah and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Professional Background

Cognizant Technology Solutions, Senior Manager, 1 year
Pepperweed Consulting, Principal Consultant, 3 years
Spafford Global Consulting, Founder, 4 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

CyberSecurity Canon Inductee for the Phoenix Project


B.A., Materials and Logistics, Michigan State University
Certificate in Asian Studies - Japan, Michigan State University Honorary Degree, Konan Daigaku
M.B.A., University of Notre Dame



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