Philip Dawson is a Vice President and Agenda Manager in Gartner Research. He specializes in infrastructure modernization, cloud, ERP and server platforms. Dawson is a leading authority on Linux, Unix and Windows server infrastructure strategies. Key components of his coverage include virtualization, portfolio consolidation, ERP migration and rationalization processes, and enabling cloud delivery. Dawson has been at Gartner for 17 years and has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry.