Analyst Profile

Scot MacLellan

Scot MacLellan

Sr Director Analyst

5 years at Gartner ,  33 years industry experience
Rome, RM Italy

Roles and Responsibilities

Scot MacLellan is a member of the Technology and Service Provider group, and provides research and advisory services to clients in the data center and cloud arenas. He has a particular focus on advising technology product managers in product planning and product development. From a technology point-of-view, his main area of focus is the evolution of the data center in the light of the major changes currently in play: the continued growth of cloud service providers and the resultant shift in most organizations to hybrid IT; the evolution of software-defined infrastructure; the influence of web-scale IT on the enterprise; and the increasing presence of hyperconverged systems in the data center. When working with technology and service providers, Mr. MacLellan's research focuses on how to evolve and position technologies and services to succeed amid the changing buying patterns and expectations of the market. When working with data center managers, he will advise on how best to exploit the current and emerging technology and the differing options in service delivery and consumption, in order to best satisfy the needs of their organizations and workloads.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. MacLellan had a notable career with IBM, in various technical and management positions. His most recent role was that of IBM Distinguished Engineer, an executive level role in which he led the technical strategy and development of cloud and data center automation products and technologies.

Professional Background

BP, Mainframe Systems Programmer, 4 years
IBM, Distinguished Engineer, 25 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Chartered IT Professional, British Computer Society, 1998
Elected to IBM Academy of Technology, 2010
Fellow of the British Computer Society, 2009
IBM Master Inventor, 2007
Major Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, 2007


B.S. (Hons.), Physics, University of Glasgow



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