Author Profile

Gregor Petri

Gregor Petri

VP Analyst

12 years at Gartner,  35 years' experience

Location:  Netherlands  |  Language(s):  Dutch, English

Roles and Responsibilities

Gregor Petri is a Vice President and Industry Analyst in the CIO and Industries Research and Advisory team of Gartner. Mr. Petri's coverage area is Industry Cloud Strategy & Go-To-Market. In addition he covers Sovereign Cloud strategies for the communications and services industry. During his tenure at Gartner, he held roles such as Vendor Lead Analyst for one of Europe largest CSPs, Agenda Manager for Gartner's Cloud-Based Offerings Research, Country Research Lead for the Benelux region and Key Initiative Leader for Industry Market and Technologies Research. Presenting perspectives on the impact of technological innovations, formulating industry strategies for industry cloud and edge scenario's and helping organizations plan and prepare for continuous technical transition are important parts of his research activities.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, he helped several technology vendors launch IT innovations such as object-oriented ERP applications, mobile business applications, XML servers and cloud management platforms into the European market. He started his IT career as a Management Trainee in the Office of the CIO at Akzo consumer products, Mr Petri studied business economics and information technology in Rotterdam and Tilburg. During his study, he wrote and marketed one of the first European shareware applications and founded his first consumer electronics and media startup. He is a former board member of the XML Users Group, Holland and Geel-Zwart field hockey, where he actively played until taking up running.

Professional Background

  • CA Technologies, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, EMEA, 8 years
  • Marcam Solutions, Director of Product Marketing EMEA, 8 years
  • Software AG, Director of Sales and Marketing, 3 years


  • Author: "Lean, or the Art of Cloud Computing Management" (2011)
  • Author: "Shedding Light on Cloud Computing" (2009)
  • Author: "Tune into the Cloud" (2017)
  • Host: "Tune into the Cloud" BlogCast (2020) - Gartner Blog Network
  • M.Sc., Economics&IT, University of Tilburg

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Architect Analysts Power 100 analyst (According to ARinsights)
  • Top 100 Blogger on Cloud Computing (According to Cloud Computing Journal)
  • Top 100 Cloud Computing Expert on Twitter (According to the Huffington Post)
  • Top Cloud Computing Influencer (According to CloudComputingWire)