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 within the Gartner for General Managers team. In this role Mr. Saunders develops thought-leading research targeted to general managers and senior product-line managers within mid-to-large application software providers. He is also Gartner's Vendor Lead Analyst for SAP. He has extensive global leadership experience and expertise in the development and execution of global technology strategies coupled with over 25 years' IT and software development experience within higher education, manufacturing, aerospace and defense and entertainment.

Paul Saunders's Recent Gartner Activity

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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. He 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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