Analyst Profile

Simon Richard

Simon Richard

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

Latest Research


Previous Experience

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.

Professional Background

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

Industry Awards/Accolades

McKesson Distinguished Technologist, 2012


Ph.D., Mathematics, SUNY Stony Brook



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