Analyst Profile

Gregor Petri

Gregor Petri

VP Analyst

10 years at Gartner ,  29 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Gregor Petri is a Vice President and Industry Analyst in the Research and Advisory team of Gartner. Mr. Petri's coverage area includes cloud and edge computing strategies, with a special focus on communication and service provider industries. During his tenure at Gartner, he held roles such as Vendor Lead Analyst for one of Europe's largest telco's, Agenda Manager for Gartner's Cloud-Based Offerings Research, Country Research Lead for the Benelux region and Key Initiative Leader for Gartner's Industry Markets and Technologies research. Presenting perspectives on the impact of technological innovations, formulating industry strategies for cloud and edge scenario's and helping organizations plan and prepare for this transition are important parts of his research activities.


Previous Experience

Prior, 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, after starting his career as a Management Trainee in the office of the CIO at Akzo. 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. 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

Industry Awards/Accolades

Regular Power 100 analyst (According to Daily ARchitect ranking)
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)


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



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