Sr Director Analyst
6 years at Gartner
20 years industry experience
Roles and Responsibilities
Simon Richard is an Analyst on the Gartner for Tech Professionals Operations research team. He primarily covers network transformation, including network virtualization, SDN, SD-WAN, cloud networking, and container platforms. He focuses on helping customers evolve their data center architecture and management practices to meet the demands of digital business by leveraging API-driven infrastructure and cloud-native practices.
Simon Richard's Recent Gartner Activity
2020 Planning Guide for Infrastructure and Operations
2020 Planning Guide for Cloud Computing
Solution Comparison for SD-WAN
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