Analyst Profile

Scot MacLellan

Scot MacLellan

VP Analyst

6 years at Gartner,  35 years industry experience

Location:  Rome, RM Italy  | Language(s):  English, Italian

Roles and Responsibilities

Scot MacLellan is a member of the Technology and Service Provider group and provides research and advisory services in cloud and data center technologies. His main area of coverage is the continued growth and evolution of cloud service providers and the resultant shift in most organizations to cloud and hybrid IT. He covers private, public, hybrid, multicloud and distributed cloud topics, with a particular focus on the ecosystem of cloud IT service providers that serves the market. 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. In particular, he will advise technology product managers in product planning and product development. When working with technology consumers, 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


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

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