Analyst Profile

Gregor Petri

Gregor Petri

Research VP

6 years at Gartner ,  27 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Gregor Petri is a Research Vice President at Gartner, covering cloud computing and cloud strategies, he also is the agenda manager for the Built and Market Cloud-based Solutions Key Initiative and Country Research Lead for the Benelux region. Cloud computing is a key transformational force for enabling digital or software-defined business, which is rapidly changing the vendor, user and service provider landscapes. Presenting perspectives on the impact of cloud computing in the new digital era and helping organizations plan for this transition are an important part of Mr. Petri's activities. Mr. Petri is a member of Gartner's CSP Cloud and Communications team.

Areas of Coverage

  • Outsourcing & IT Services
  • Networking & Communications Services


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Petri was a regular speaker at industry events and wrote one of the first cloud primers - "Shedding Light on Cloud Computing" (2009) - and "Lean, or the Art of Cloud Computing Management" (2011). Both highlighted the role of cloud computing in enabling digital business sites around the world. He syndicated his LeanITmanager blog, and he was named by Cloud Computing Journal as one of the world's Top 100 Bloggers on Cloud Computing. Earlier in his career, Mr. Petri worked as a management trainee in the office of the CIO at Akzo, analyzed just-in-time manufacturing at Philips and was part of launching several IT innovations, such as object-oriented ERP applications, mobile business applications and XML servers in Europe. Prior to his current position, he was senior director of product marketing, EMEA, at CA Technologies. Mr. Petri 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 this study, he wrote and marketed one of the first European shareware applications and founded his first consumer electronics and media startup.

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

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