Philip Dawson is a Vice President and Agenda Manager in Gartner Research. He specializes in intelligent infrastructure and hyperconvergence as part of integrated systems and Data Center infrastructure modernization, cloud, ERP and server platforms. Mr. Dawson is a leading authority on Linux, Unix and Windows server infrastructure strategies. He focuses on virtualization, portfolio consolidation, ERP migration and rationalization processes, and enabling cloud delivery as key components of his coverage. He has been at Gartner for 19 years and has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry.