Analyst Profile

Paul Saunders

Paul Saunders

Sr Director Analyst

3 years at Gartner ,  24 years industry experience
United Kingdom

Roles and Responsibilities

Paul Saunders is a Senior Research Director covering ERP Strategy and Value Realization. Mr. Saunders is also Gartner's Vendor Lead Analyst for SAP. He has extensive global leadership experience and expertise in the development and execution of global ERP strategies coupled with over 20 years' IT and software development experience within higher education, manufacturing, aerospace & defense and entertainment. His research focus is on the business, strategic, cultural and communications aspects of transformation that drive success with ERP. He develops insights into future trends and applications of ERP to meet enterprises' growing needs for innovation and agility.


Previous Experience

Prior to this role, Mr. Saunders was the Chief Technology Officer and IT Director for the University of Dundee in Scotland, where he developed and led a high-performing higher education IT team rated first in Scotland and third in the U.K. Mr. Saunders spent 14 years in leadership positions, including CIO, within Textron where he was responsible for multiple ERP programs, platforms, technologies and teams.

Professional Background

Textron, Vice President and CIO, 14 years
University of Dundee, Chief Technology Officer and Director, Information Technology, 4 years


Bachelor's degree (Honors), Performance Arts, Middlesex University, U.K.
Master's degree, Computer Information Systems, University of Phoenix, U.S.



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