Distinguished VP Analyst
David Mitchell Smith is a Vice President and Gartner Fellow in Gartner Research, where he leads the research agendas for digital disruption and cloud computing. Mr. Smith specializes in the impact of catalytic technologies, such as the internet, cloud computing, digital business and consumer technologies.
During his 20-plus years at Gartner, he has played a leadership role in several of the company's efforts in these areas, including the consumerization of IT and willful disruption, a model for analyzing the intent of disruptors. He has served as a Lead Gartner Analyst covering major vendors, such as Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, Sun and AOL, and is currently the lead on Google.
Mr. Smith is often quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, and has frequently been a guest on CNBC. In 2002, Adweek's Technology Marketing magazine named him The Most Influential Industry Analyst.