Analyst Profile

Forest Conner

Forest Conner

Sr Director Analyst

4 years at Gartner,  17 years industry experience

Location:  NC USA  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Forest Conner expertise is in the areas of enterprise video usage, content management and delivery, unified communications, data analytics, and subscription pricing. He provides insight in product life cycle management and product leadership, planning, development, and introduction. He provides optimization of outcomes at any point in the life cycle of a product, team, or organization.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Conner spent 6 years in the start-up company VHX and its subsequent acquirer Vimeo, focused on leveraging data to inform product teams, managing feature development, and growing the business. He directly advised both GM and CEO roles to identify market trends and evaluate opportunities for increased revenue by defining product and solution strategy. He also advised product marketing on go-to-market strategy, including resource allocation and attribution, market segmentation, and messaging.

Professional Background

  • Cisco Systems, Inc., Software Developer, 4 years
  • Vimeo, Head of Enterprise Growth Strategy, 6 years


  • B.S. Computer Science and Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Master of Business Administration, May 2013, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
  • Master of Fine Arts, May 2014, Tisch School of the Art, New York University