Gartner Expert

Bill Pray

Practice Vice President

Bill Pray is a Practice Vice President for Gartner IT Leaders & Tech Professional Security & Risk Program Management. Mr. Pray is responsible for the Adaptive Resilience, Risk & Trust Management; Security and Privacy Program Management; and CISO Coalition teams.

He joined Gartner in January 2010 as a result of the acquisition of the Burton Group. He has served as a manager and as an analyst covering communications, collaboration, and content solutions and security within Gartner for Technical Professionals.

Previous experience

Prior to joining the Burton Group, Mr. Pray was a Product Manager for LexisNexis Risk and Information Group Screening Solutions and Novell GroupWise. His experience also includes being an IT administrator, network operations center supervisor, law enforcement records and communications manager, and global support manager.

Professional background

Burton Group

Analyst

LexisNexis

Product Manager

Novell

Product Manager

Areas of coverage

Mobile and Endpoint Technologies for Technical Professionals

Collaboration and End-User Technologies for Technical Professionals

Education

Master of Public Administration, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Bachelor of Science, Communications, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Evaluating and implementing cloud software as a service (SaaS) delivery

2New communication and collaboration technologies

3Evaluation and implementation best practices for communication and collaboration technologies

4Architectures to design and implement communication and collaboration

5Cost-effective communication and collaboration technologies