Adam Preset is a Senior Director, Analyst for Digital Workplace at Gartner. He researches essential technologies that enable and enhance collaboration and communication for digital workers. He advises technology leaders as their organizations navigate transformational digital and technology initiatives.
His expertise embraces the breadth and depth of the modern workplace and new ways of working, including: meeting solutions, technologies and practices; cloud office collaboration and migrations; visual collaboration platforms; workstream collaboration and instant messaging; live and on demand video within enterprise; internal virtual events, including company-wide town halls; and internal communications technologies to support workforce engagement.
He has more than 17 years of experience as a practitioner and technology leader.
Mr. Preset is the chair for the Gartner Digital Workplace Virtual Conference in North America.
Before Gartner, Mr. Preset was a technical director at a prestigious American university where he was responsible for enterprise collaboration applications, cloud services, web services and many other central infrastructure and user services for a community of thousands. He led application, systems, storage and network teams in a decentralized, responsibility center management environment. He handled planning and projects relating to technology and business strategy, governance, financial planning and cost recovery. He also acted as an individual contributor on many projects related to authentication, authorization, collaboration, networks and virtualization.
University of Pennsylvania
IT Technical Director
Digital Workplace Strategy
Digital Workplace Applications
M.S., Organizational Dynamics, University of Pennsylvania
Graduate Certificates in Leadership and Management and Practitioner of Change
B.A., English Literature, Swarthmore College
1Meeting solutions strategy, platform selection and meeting best practices
2Cloud office collaboration and migration, enterprise email, internal messaging platforms
3Workstream collaboration and new ways of working
4CEO town hall webcasting, internal enterprise virtual events, and on-demand video capture and replay
5Strategic internal communications technologies (digital signage, corporate newsletter, employee engagement)