Distinguished VP Analyst
28 years at Gartner, 40 years industry experience
Location: WI USA | Language(s): English
Roles and Responsibilities
Thomas Bittman is a Vice President and Distinguished Analyst with Gartner Research. Mr. Bittman has led the industry in areas such as cloud computing, virtualization, and edge computing. He was an early pioneer for the concept of private cloud computing and invented the term "real-time infrastructure" in 2002 (a precursor to private cloud computing). Mr. Bittman served for three years as a member of Gartner's Senior Research Board. In 2005, he earned Gartner's Analyst of the Year Award. He has served as Gartner's Lead Analyst covering IBM, Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. His primary focus of research is edge computing and the future of infrastructure.
Before joining Gartner, Mr. Bittman was a Division Plan Manager and Chief Software Engineer with IBM, where he had development responsibility for four operating systems.
- CSC, Associate Member of Technical Staff, 1 year
- IBM, Chief Software Engineering Manager and Software Lab Plan Manager, 11 years
- B.S., Computer Science, with minors in Mathematics and Physics, University of Kansas
- Postgraduate work, Management and Strategic Planning
- Gartner Analyst of the Year, 2005
- Gartner Thought Leadership Award, 2004
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