Analyst Profile

Thomas Klinect

Thomas Klinect

Sr Director Analyst

2 years at Gartner ,  34 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Thomas Klinect covers application modernization for mainframe, iSeries, distributed (Windows & Linux/UNIX) and cloud platforms. Mr. Klinect has a deep understanding of Relearn, Refactor, Rehost, Re-interface, Re-architect, Replace and Retire strategies for modernization. Areas covered are; * Gas and oil * Retail * Entertainment * Healthcare * Financial/Insurance * Telecommunications * Utilities * Consumer goods/service * Government - Federal - State - Local - DoD Mr. Klinect provides "been-there, done-that" analysis of tools, best practices, and techniques. He also provides insight and understanding in the following phases of a modernization effort; * Business case development * Analysis * Program development * Deployment * Maintenance With his deep understanding of all parts in a legacy and modern enterprise, he offers guidance for a complete understanding of application modernization programs. In short, when it comes to modernization/transformation he is knowledgeable and can speak to members of the board, down to the technical.


Previous Experience

With over 33 years in the transformation business, Mr. Klinect brings a diverse understanding of transformation. He has led large-scale transformations in all business segments, and has worked on mainframes, client/server, mobile, supercomputers and midrange platforms. This provides for a unique understanding of large-scale and small-scale transformation. During the preceding 34 years, he worked for some of the largest system integrators in a consulting capacity, helping Fortune 1000 companies in understanding and executing enterprise programs. He also ran a consulting company specializing in client/server transformation with both government and large defense contractors.

Professional Background

Dell, Transformation Practice Lead, 3 years
Ericsson, Vice President, CSI Delivery, 2 years
Hewlett Packard, Server-2-Server Leader, 3 years


Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, National University



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