Analyst Profile

Dennis Smith

Dennis Smith

Distinguished VP Analyst

9 years at Gartner,  40 years industry experience

Location:  TX USA  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Dennis Smith is Research Vice President in the Infrastructure and Operations organization. He is responsible for research in the areas of cloud computing, virtualization, IT process automation and container technologies.


Previous Experience

Prior to his career in research, Mr. Smith spent over 30 years in the vendor, management consulting and large-enterprise areas. He identified, vetted and introduced new infrastructure technology. A recent focus was around cloud computing and big data technologies.

Professional Background

  • BNY Mellon, Managing Director, 20 years
  • Ernst & Young (EY), Consulting Manager, 5 years
  • The Travelers, Network Engineer, 2 years


  • B.S., Computer Science/Mathematics, Magna Cum Laude, University of Dayton
  • M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • BNY Mellon Distinguished Engineer, 2010