Analyst Profile

Gregor Petri

Gregor Petri

VP Analyst

8 years at Gartner ,  29 years industry experience
Netherlands


Roles and Responsibilities

Gregor Petri is a Vice President and Analyst in the Research & Advisory team of Gartner. His coverage area includes cloud computing strategies and the use of cloud computing in vertical segment such as Banking, Insurance, Financial Services and other industries. He is the former Agenda Manager for the Built and Market Cloud-Based Offerings Key Initiative and is currently the Country Research Lead for the Benelux region. Presenting perspectives on the impact of technological innovations, such as cloud computing and multicloud strategies, on enterprise and ecosystem scenario's in the digital age and helping organizations plan for this transition are an important part of Mr. Petri's activities.

Areas of Coverage

  • Outsourcing & IT Services
  • Networking & Communications Services

Background

Previous Experience

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, Mr. Petri 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 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 his 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)

Education

M.Sc., Economics and IT, University of Tilburg

Languages

Dutch
English
German

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