Analyst Profile

Dennis Xu

Dennis Xu

Sr Director Analyst

3 years at Gartner,  25 years industry experience

Location:  ON Canada  | Language(s):  Chinese - Mandarin, Chinese - Shanghaiese (Wu), English

Roles and Responsibilities

Dennis Xu is a Senior Director Analyst with Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) on the Security and Risk Management team. He covers cloud security topics that include Security Service Edge (SSE), Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB), Microsoft Office 365 Security, Microsoft Azure Security, CSPM, and CWPP.


Previous Experience

Mr. Xu has more than 20 years of experience in the IT security industry across financial, healthcare, telecommunication, managed security service providers. He has served as Director of Cloud Security and developed cloud security strategy and control framework for a large bank. He has worked as a Security Architect and Security Advisor covering AWS, Azure, Cloud Foundry, Mobile Security, Micro Segmentation, SIEM, Threat Risk Assessment, Security Reference Architecture.

Professional Background

  • 1. RBC Royal Bank, Director Cloud Security, 4 years
  • 2. Bank of Nova Scotia, Senior Security Advisor, 1 year
  • 3. Health Shared Services Ontario, Security Architect, 2 years


  • Bachelor's Degree, Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University