Bob Gill is a Vice President and Agenda Manager in Gartner's Infrastructure Strategies group.
Mr. Gill is a leading authority in data center planning, aligning business and IT strategy, cloud computing, edge computing architectures, managed DNS, content distribution, and colocation.
He also manages the Research Agenda for Infrastructure Delivery, which centers on the evolution from on-premises, data-center-based IT, to hybrid IT including colocation and cloud computing. Mr. Gill's experience extends over 38 years in the business and technology arena, including data network design, networked operating systems, internet services, network computing and data center services.
Starting in 1989, Mr. Gill spent 15 years at Gartner in research and executive roles, including Group Vice President and Director of Research for a startup synthesized within Gartner.
In 2002, Mr. Gill was VP of Business Development for a value-added reseller focused on the SMB medical market. He then served as Chief Research Officer for The Information Project, where he was responsible for the overall research agenda and process, as well as Managing Director of the Server practice, which spawned the virtualization and cloud practice areas. Mr. Gill returned to Gartner in 2012.
Western Electric/AT&T/Bell Laboratories
The Information Project
Chief Research Officer and Managing Director
Group Vice President and Director of Research
Data Center Infrastructure
Cloud and Edge Infrastructure
Internet of Things for Technical Professionals (retired)
Professional Certificate, Innovation in Sustainability, University of Vermont
M.S., Management Information Systems, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey
B.A., Business, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
1Planning and implementing moves outside of the data center, including colocation and cloud computing
2Selecting and implementing the right colocation solution
3Selecting and implementing the right cloud computing strategy
4Contracts, service-level agreements and MSA negotiations
5Bridging the gap between private virtualization efforts and public IaaS