Gartner Expert

Alan Priestley

VP Analyst

Alan Priestley is a VP Analyst in the Emerging Technology and Trends Research team. Mr. Priestley's research provides strategic advice and insight for product leaders on new AI technologies and high performance processing architectures. His primary research areas cover many of the emerging hardware technologies being developed for use in data centre, and edge computing deployments with a specific focus on leading edge semiconductor related developments.

Previous experience

Mr. Priestley held various roles during his time at Intel:

- FAE, supporting all the U.K. PC design companies.

- Tech Marketing Manager, supporting Intel's end-user processor upgrades.

- Product Marketing Manager for the Xeon processor family and servers based on these processors, working with ecosystem partners to launch and ramp multiple generation of new processors.

- Cloud Marketing Manager, working with the EMEA-based cloud service providers to develop and execute joint marketing programs.

Professional background

Intel Deutschland

Cloud Services and Data Analytics Marketing Manager

Intel Corporation, U.K.

Technical Marketing Manager, Product Marketing Manager

International Computers Ltd. (ICL)

Design Engineer

Areas of coverage

Product and Services Strategy for Tech CEOs

Product/Service Discovery and Validation

Strategize Long-Term Growth

Technology Market Essentials

Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact on Products and Services


Master of Engineering, University of Durham, U.K.

Bachelor of Science, University of Durham, U.K.

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How product leaders can leverage emerging technologies to deliver successful artificial intelligence and machine learning products

2What are the emerging trends in high performance processing architectures that product leaders must evaluate for future product developments

3Which vendors should product leaders evaluate when planning new AI hardware developments

4What are the major emerging hardware technology trends product leaders must consider when planning new product developments

5How new semiconductor technologies will impact product leaders development in the next 5 years