Analyst Profile

Michael Silver

Michael Silver

VP Analyst

27 years at Gartner,  38 years industry experience

Location:  Stamford, CT USA  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Michael Silver is a vice president and research director in Gartner Research, where he is part of the Contract Negotiation group. His areas of coverage include contract negotiation for Microsoft Premier and Unified Support agreements as well as other Microsoft contracts. Mr. Silver specializes in how to license users and devices for desktop virtualization.


Previous Experience

Mr. Silver has more than 35 years of experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining Gartner, he spent more than 11 years at IBM.

Professional Background

  • IBM, Systems Engineer, 11 years


  • M.B.A., Marketing and International Business, Stern School of Business at New York University