9 years at Gartner
30 years industry experience
Roles and Responsibilities
Gregor Petri is a Vice President and Analyst in the Research and Advisory team of Gartner. Mr. Petri's coverage area includes cloud computing strategies and the use of cloud computing in the banking and financial services industry. During his tenure at Gartner, he held roles such as Vendor Lead Analyst for one of the Europe largest CSPs, Agenda Manager for the Cloud-Based Offerings Key Initiative, the Country Research Lead for the Benelux region and coordinator of the publication of cross-industry provider research. Currently, he is taking on the role of the Key Initiative Leader for Gartner's Industry Markets and Technologies research. Presenting perspectives on the impact of technological innovations and formulating strategies for cloud, multicloud and multienterprise ecosystem scenario's and helping organizations plan and prepare for this transition are important parts of his activities.
Areas of Coverage
- Outsourcing & IT Services
- Networking & Communications Services
Gregor Petri's Recent Gartner Activity
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Petri was a regular speaker at industry events and authored cloud primers such as: "Shedding Light on Cloud Computing" (2009), "Lean, or the Art of Cloud Computing Management" (2011) and "Tune into the Cloud" (2017). He syndicated his LeanITmanager blog, and was named by Cloud Computing Journal as one of the world's Top 100 Bloggers on Cloud Computing. Earlier in his career, he worked as a Management Trainee in the office of the CIO at Akzo, analyzed just-in-time manufacturing at Philips and helped launch several IT innovations, such as object-oriented ERP applications, mobile business applications and XML servers into Europe. Prior to his current position, he was Senior Director of product marketing, EMEA, at CA Technologies. He is a former board member of the Dutch Web-Services Association, the XML Users Group, Holland and Geel-Zwart field hockey, where he actively played until taking up running. He 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.
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
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)
M.Sc., Economics and IT, University of Tilburg