Anne Thomas is a VP and Distinguished Analyst in the Enterprise Software team in the Gartner for IT Leaders research group. Ms. Thomas covers Application Architecture and Infrastructure. Her current major topics include microservices, APIs, application platforms, open source strategies, and digital modernization.
Ms. Thomas is a 41-year veteran in the IT industry. She developed her expertise working at a number of world's leading hardware and software companies, including Systinet (now Micro Focus), Sun (now Oracle), Open Environment Corp. (now Micro Focus), Digital Equipment Corp. (now HPE), Cullinet (now Broadcom) and IBM. She developed product strategies, developed distributed computing standards, evangelized emerging technologies, conducted training and supported clients.
Chief Technology Officer
Director of Market Innovation
Patricia Seybold Group
Editor in Chief
Software Engineering Technologies
Application and Product Portfolio Governance (retired)
B.A., Economics, Wellesley College
1Modernizing application architecture to improve agility, scalability, and resiliency
2Adopting SOA, APIs, microservices, event processing, and cloud native architecture
3Building a mediation layer to enhance and protect APIs
4Determining which application infrastructure technology best fits project needs
5Comparing cloud platforms, container management, and on-premises application infrastructure