Analyst Profile

Craig Lowery

Craig Lowery

Research Director

1 year at Gartner ,  17 years industry experience
TX USA


Roles and Responsibilities

J. Craig Lowery, Ph.D., is a Research Director in Gartner's Technology and Service Provider group. He covers cloud computing in general, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and managed services for public cloud. Other areas of expertise and interest include the emerging "container" ecosystem (lightweight virtualization), serverless computing such as AWS Lambda, cloud application development models, cloud service expense management, cloud management platforms, internal cloud service brokerage and organizational models, and cloud service pricing models. Previous roles include chief cloud architect for cloud management products, technical executive for merger and acquisition activities of cloud-related startups, senior distinguished engineer in a large enterprise software company CTO division, and associate professor and director of Graduate Studies of Computer Science.

Background

Previous Experience

In his most recent role at Dell, Dr. Lowery developed and promulgated a differentiated cloud reference architecture to guide the software group's system management product strategy, as well as performing technical due diligence and executive integration functions for several acquisitions including Enstratius (Dell Cloud Manager). He was also an in-demand presenter for enterprise briefings and high-profile customer engagements.

Professional Background

Dell, Sr. Distinguished Engineer and Executive Director, 15 years
Mississippi College, Associate Professor, 8 years

Education

Dr. Lowery holds both a master's degree and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University, with a double-major bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Mississippi College.

Languages

English