Author Profile

Patrick Connaughton

Patrick Connaughton

VP Analyst

6 years at Gartner,  24 years' experience

Location:  MA USA  |  Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Patrick Connaughton is a VP in the Enterprise Applications practice and leads the Application Strategy key initiative. In this role, he researches and advises on creating an enterprise application portfolio strategy that aligns with business stakeholder priorities and future technology roadmaps. Mr. Connaughton also helps clients create the best business case for new application investments and measure the impact of those investment over time.


Previous Experience

Mr. Connaughton has over 20 years of experience in research and advisory roles. Before he joined Gartner, he was a Research Director at The Hackett Group. Prior to that, he was a Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, and a consulting manager at Manhattan Associates, JDA Software and Accenture.

Professional Background

  • Accenture, Consultant, 5 years
  • Forrester Research, Research Director, 5 years
  • The Hackett Group, Senior Research Director, 5 years


  • Bachelor of Science, Decision Information Science, University of Florida