Analyst Profile

Elias Khnaser

Elias Khnaser

VP Analyst

4 years at Gartner ,  21 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Elias Khnaser is a Research Vice President with Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP). He covers public cloud computing and hybrid cloud computing. Mr. Khnaser's coverage is primarily focused on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) along with platform as a service (PaaS) as it intersects with IaaS. Areas of focus include cloud computing adoption strategy, trends, technology, platforms and providers, exit strategy and multicloud.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Khnaser was the CTO for Sigma Solutions. In that role, he directed the company's technical strategy and was a customer-facing executive engaging with client CIOs, architects and engineers on cloud, EUC and virtualization strategies. He is well-published with six books and thousands of blogs on Forbes, InformationWeek and He has also presented at many industry conferences.

Professional Background

General Growth Properties (GGP), SBC Architect, 6 years
Sigma Solutions - A Pivot Company, Chief Technology Officer, 4 years
VSD Technologies, Chief Technology Officer, 2 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Citrix Technology Professional (CTP)
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP)
VMware vExpert


B.S., Marketing, Lebanese American University



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