Analyst Profile

Elias Khnaser

Elias Khnaser

Sr Director Analyst

4 years at Gartner ,  21 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Elias Khnaser is a Research Director with Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP). Elias 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.

Areas of Coverage

  • Servers & Storage


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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