Analyst Profile

John Santoro

John Santoro

Sr Director Analyst

3 years at Gartner ,  30 years industry experience
NJ USA


Roles and Responsibilities

John Santoro is a Senior Director Analyst in Gartner's Technology and Service Provider research practice. In this role, Mr. Santoro explores emerging technologies and trends that will shape our future. Tech CEOs, General Managers, Product Managers, and Product Marketers can benefit from his high-value research and indispensable advice about the impact these technologies and trends will have on their products, services, ecosystems, and roadmaps. He helps both TSP and ITL clients with implementing application ecosystems, productizing data, and transitioning to and pricing SaaS solutions. He advises clients on the implementation of APIs, including API management and microservices. With fifteen years of experience in performing technical competitive analysis, he also can advise clients how to identify, evaluate and respond to competitors.

Background

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, at IBM Mr. Santoro coded, tested, and deployed applications in order to compare IBM's Cloud and Middleware solutions to competitors such as Red Hat, Oracle, Mulesoft, and Amazon. Prior to IBM, he served as the Product Manager, Chief Architect, and developer of a small startup that was acquired by IBM in 1999. Prior to that, he worked as an IT consultant, primarily focused on transaction processing for financial services clients.

Professional Background

Andersen Consulting, Senior Consultant, 2 years
IBM, Senior Competitive Solutions Architect, 18 years
Planetworks/Tangent International, Chief Architect, Consultant, 7 years

Education

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering Honor Society)

Languages

English

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