Gartner Expert

Alan Priestley

VP Analyst

Alan Priestley is a VP Analyst in the Technology and Service Provider Research team. Mr. Priestley's research provides strategic advice and insight for technology product managers and marketers enabling them to leverage semiconductor industry technologies, trends and ecosystem partnerships within their product developments. His primary research areas are semiconductor vendors, technologies and devices used for artificial intelligence and machine learning both within the data centre and IoT devices. This coverage includes microprocessors, GPUs and FPGAs, and custom AI chips.

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 Strategy and Launch for Tech CEOs

Product Planning

Product Development

Portfolio Growth, Vision and Strategy

Technology Market Essentials


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 managers can engage with vendors and partners in the semiconductor industry to deliver successful artificial intelligence and machine learning products

2How to select the best semiconductor solution for an AI-based design

3Understanding the business opportunity for vision-based AI solutions

4What are the major semiconductor industry technology trends product managers and marketers must consider when planning

5Steps products managers must take when planning an intelligent edge/IoT product portfolio