Analyst Profile

John Girard

John Girard

VP Distinguished Analyst

28 years at Gartner ,  37 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

John E. Girard is a VP and Distinguished Analyst in Gartner's Endpoint and Mobile Security practice. He specializes in business security and privacy solutions for wireless and mobile road warriors, extranet, remote offices and teleworkers.

Areas of Coverage

  • Security & Privacy

John Girard's Recent Gartner Activity

Latest Research


Previous Experience

Previously, Mr. Girard was a European research director for New Science Associates (acquired by Gartner), and a founder of the advanced network computing research practice. Before that, he was a software engineer at Pacific Bell, where he formed an Expert Systems R&D group and a software testing practice. His publications include "Building Knowledge Systems" (McGraw-Hill, 1989).

Professional Background

Pacific Bell, Software Engineer, 9 years
University of California, Berkeley Physics Lecture Demonstrations Supervisor, 5 years


Bachelor's Degree in Botany and Physics, University of California at Berkeley