Analyst Profile

Wataru Katsurashima

Wataru Katsurashima

Sr Director Analyst

2 years at Gartner ,  19 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Wataru Katsurashima is a Sr Director, Analyst for Technology and Service Provider Product Manager research. Mr Katsurashima is focused on cloud-native infrastructure (containers, Kubernetes), public cloud IaaS, infrastructure modernization with software (virtualization, software-defined, hyper-converged), and cloud management. Mr. Katsurashima's research also provides insight to product managers in diverse technology spaces including software segments.

Wataru Katsurashima's Recent Gartner Activity

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Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Katsurashima had a notable career with VMware as Chief Evangelist and Head of Product Marketing in Japan region. Mr. Katsurashima has more than 20 years of experience in various areas of information technology such as virtualization, storage, networking, cloud, automation, and operations management, through various product management and marketing positions.

Professional Background

Juniper Networks, Director, Japan Marketing, 1 year
NEC, Product Manager, R&D Researcher, 11 years
VMware, Japan Chief Evangelist, 5 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

VMware vExpert 2017


M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Tohoku University



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