Richard Watson is Research Vice President in Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP). He advises infrastructure and operations teams on cloud and data center operations. Mr. Watson rejoined Gartner in 2014 after 18 months of working as a product manager for Engine Yard's PaaS. Prior to that role, he was analyst at Burton Group and then Gartner since 2008. He was previously VP of architecture for Credit Suisse investment bank, leading efforts to adopt SOA, reference data architecture and enterprise Java. With more than 25 years of experience in software development, Mr. Watson has led engineering teams developing mission-critical software for startups, enterprise IT organizations and software vendors, including Cape Clear, IONA Technologies, Nokia and Siemens.