Analyst Profile

Mike Lowndes

Mike Lowndes

Sr Director Analyst

7 years at Gartner,  25 years industry experience

Location:  United Kingdom  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Mike Lowndes is a digital commerce technology expert in the Digital Commerce & experiences team which resides in the larger Applications and Software Engineering Leaders group. Research includes topics such as architecting a commerce platform, digital commerce platforms, composable commerce, APIs, search and content management for commerce. Dr. Lowndes has two decades of experience in digital commerce, web content management, search, and overall software development leadership and architecture.


Previous Experience

Before joining Gartner, Dr. Lowndes was the Digital Architect responsible for the technical platform and roadmap at Travelodge Hotels and previously Which? (The U.K.'s Consumer Association) including vendor selection, integration and performance management. His first websites and intranet were for the University of Oxford during his academic career, which was followed by 9 years evolving the website, intranet and gallery interactives for The Natural History Museum (London).

Professional Background

  • Natural History Museum, Website Manager, 9 years
  • Travelodge, E-Commerce Architect, 2 years
  • Which?, Digital Architect, 6 years


  • B.Sc., Biology, UCMW Wales
  • Ph.D., Neurobiology of Memory, Open University