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."
George Spafford's Recent Gartner Activity
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).
Cognizant Technology Solutions, Senior Manager, 1 year
Pepperweed Consulting, Principal Consultant, 3 years
Spafford Global Consulting, Founder, 4 years
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