Sr Director, Analyst
5 years at Gartner
19 years industry experience
Roles and Responsibilities
Simon Richard is a Research Director and Agenda Manager on the Gartner for Tech Professionals research team. He primarily covers data center and cloud networking. Mr. Richard focuses on helping customers evolve their data center architecture and management practices by leveraging new technologies, such as network virtualization, software-defined network (SDN), software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) and ethernet fabrics. Recently, Mr. Richard expanded his research to increasing agility by leveraging API-driven infrastructure, which extends his coverage to the container ecosystem and DevOps tooling and techniques.
Areas of Coverage
- Networking & Communications Equipment
- Servers & Storage
Simon Richard's Recent Gartner Activity
In previous roles, Mr. Richard was responsible for the formulation, promotion, and execution of corporate network strategy and architecture. He also led the strategic and architectural phases of a private cloud implementation from a technical perspective.
Department of Mathematics, SUNY Stony Brook, Adjunct Professor, 1 year
KeySpan (now National Grid), Principal Network Engineer, 6 years
McKesson, Principal Network Architect, 9 years
McKesson Distinguished Technologist, 2012
Ph.D., Mathematics, SUNY Stony Brook