Analyst Profile

Paul Furtado

Paul Furtado

VP Analyst

3 years at Gartner,  30 years industry experience

Location:  Canada  | Language(s):  English, Portuguese

Roles and Responsibilities

Paul Furtado is a veteran in the IT industry. He has held roles such as CIO, VP of IT and CISO in private industry before joining Gartner. Currently he serves as a Vice President, Analyst at Gartner where he is responsible for providing insights into cybersecurity trends, threats, prevention and governance. In his current role, he helps Gartner clients around the world develop and enhance their cybersecurity programs. Paul is regularly called upon for his expertise in Ransomware, Insider Risk and Executive Cyber Risk Awareness.


Previous Experience

As a midsize CIO/CISO for a SaaS provider, Mr. Furtado had responsibility for staffing, budget, IT operations, cybersecurity and strategy. Executive responsibilities also included quarterly interactions with the board of directors.

Professional Background

  • Audcomp, Vice President, Technical Services, 16 years
  • Lone Wolf Technologies, Vice President, Information Technology & Security, 10 years


  • Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK, CSA)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM, ISACA)
  • ITIL v3 Foundations
  • Mohawk College - Networking Technologies

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Canadian IT Manager of the Year (Finalist) - October 2010
  • Top 20 Most Innovative Mid-Market CIO - April 2014