Analyst Profile

Stephanie Stoudt-Hansen

Stephanie Stoudt-Hansen

Sr Director Analyst

3 years at Gartner ,  25 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Stephanie Stoudt-Hansen is a Research Director in Gartner Research that serves Infrastructure and Communication Services leaders with primary research responsibility for services sourcing and vendor management including; infrastructure outsourcing, cloud, hosting, security, cyber insurance, intelligent automation for sourcing professionals and outsourcing providers, outsourcing of managed workplace services, RPA startups, GDPR, compliance, SaaS escrow and blockchain. Ms. Stoudt-Hansen also advises Infrastructure and Communication Services professionals about successful digital transformations with cloud providers, innovation, data center migration and rationalizations, cloud migration strategies, transitions management, organization of retained teams outsourcing, decisions on outsourcing or in-sourcing, bundling of outsourced services and vendor selection (Magic Quadrants/SWOTs/deep dive analysis) across the spectrum of outsourcing opportunities. Her sourcing coverage also includes contract strategies for; limitations of liability, indemnification, negotiation strategies, avoiding outsourcing pitfalls, risk assessments, change management, exit and disentanglement plans, governance and communications, working with incumbent provider performance, key personnel, innovation, transition planning, pricing analysis, sweet spot analysis, RFXs, SLAs, MSAs, and SOWs. She has advised hundreds of customers on these topics through speeches, workshops, webinars, inquiries, advisory, and reports.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Stoudt-Hansen was a Director of Strategic IT projects for Thomson Reuters where she protected corporate interests by representing data center consolidations, operations, strategy, IT infrastructure and critical services engineering by leverage of vendor agreements, deriving full value by managing costs, risks and opportunities.

Professional Background

Thomson Reuters, Director of Strategic IT Projects, 21 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Member of the Minnesota State Bar


B.A., Journalism and Communications, University of Minnesota
Juris Doctor, Hamline University School of Law



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