Analyst Profile

Nikos Drakos

Nikos Drakos

VP Analyst

25 years at Gartner,  32 years industry experience

Location:  Cyprus  | Language(s):  English, Greek

Roles and Responsibilities

Nikos Drakos helps clients to design social and collaboration initiatives that empower individuals to connect, collaborate and work together more effectively, to develop business social networking roadmaps and to select social technologies that best fit their needs.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner in 1997, Dr. Drakos was a Founding Member of a pioneering Web development company and was responsible for several high-profile interactive and transactional websites for European clients. Previously, he was employed as a postdoctoral research fellow, working on object-oriented programming, visual languages, artificial intelligence and Web technology. During that time, he also led the effort around one of the first open-source web publishing systems, which is still widely used today.

Professional Background

  • University of Leeds, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 5 years
  • VNU Business Publications (MatriX Pub. Network), Technical Architect and Team Leader, 2 years


  • Bachelor's Degree, Computer Science, University of Leeds, England
  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Leeds, England