Analyst Profile

Dave Messett

Dave Messett

Sr Director Analyst

2 years at Gartner,  28 years industry experience

Location:  United Kingdom  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Dave Messett is a Senior Director security analyst in the Technology and Service Provider (TSP) division of Gartner, researching Emerging Technology and Trends (ETT) for technology product leaders. Mr. Messett researches technology, markets and trends impacting Security Operations Centres (SOC) with a specific focus on Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM), Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) and Extended Detection and Response (XDR). This focus includes User and Entity Behaviour Analytics (UEBA), Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and cloud interaction. He has more than 25 years of high-tech experience in product leadership positions with security and IT companies including IBM, KasperskyLab, Intel and McAfee. Mr. Messett has previously worked in technical, marketing, and product marketing roles.


Previous Experience

- "Led product and solutions marketing, implementing strategic best practices and integrating into sales and field marketing across EMEA - Created B2B external product messaging, differentiation, USPs, customer benefits and competitive positioning - Created internal and external marketing content for websites, emails, blogs and brochures - Delivered marketplace and competitive analysis to support content creation and sales enablement teams - Evangelism across a large range of industry-wide and channel partner events, both physical and virtual - Directed external research and survey programs to identify key customer requirements and deliver highly-utilised materials to support company USPs and differentiation"

Professional Background

  • IBM, Marketing Manager, Technical Consultant, Mid Market Leader, 18 years
  • Intel / McAfee, Director of Product & Solutions Marketing, 5 years
  • KasperskyLab, Product Marketing Manager, 4 years


  • BSc, Management Science with Computing, University of Kent, 2:1 (Hons)