Analyst Profile

Alan Priestley

Alan Priestley

VP Analyst

5 years at Gartner ,  40 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Alan Priestley is a VP Analyst in the Technology and Service Provider Research team. Mr. Priestley's research provides strategic advice and insight for technology product managers and marketers enabling them to leverage semiconductor industry technologies, trends and ecosystem partnerships within their product developments. His primary research areas are semiconductor vendors, technologies and devices used for artificial intelligence and machine learning both within the data centre and IoT devices. This coverage includes microprocessors, GPUs and FPGAs, and custom AI chips.


Previous Experience

Mr. Priestley held various roles during his time at Intel: - FAE, supporting all the U.K. PC design companies. - Tech Marketing Manager, supporting Intel's end-user processor upgrades. - Product Marketing Manager for the Xeon processor family and servers based on these processors, working with ecosystem partners to launch and ramp multiple generation of new processors. - Cloud Marketing Manager, working with the EMEA-based cloud service providers to develop and execute joint marketing programs.

Professional Background

Intel Corporation, U.K., Technical Marketing Manager, Product Marketing Manager, 14 years
Intel Deutschland, Cloud Services and Data Analytics Marketing Manager, 15 years
International Computers Ltd. (ICL), Design Engineer, 7 years


Bachelor of Science, University of Durham, U.K.
Master of Engineering, University of Durham, U.K.



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