Gartner Expert

Carl Manion

Managing Vice President

I lead a global team of analysts who research the emerging cybersecurity technologies and trends. We strive to provide security technology product leaders and investors with unique, high-value research and indispensable advice on leveraging emerging security technologies and trends to create and deliver highly successful products and services.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, I held several different executive-level leadership and senior management positions

where I focused on security consulting and managed security services. I've helped clients with a wide range of challenges such as Attack Surface Management, Vulnerability Management, Security Information & Event Management (SIEM), Managed Detection & Response (MDR), Threat Hunting, Security Testing, Security Operations and Security Program Development.

Professional background

Optiv Security

Senior Director, Vulnerability Management & Remediation Services

Booz Allen Hamilton

Principal Director, Attack Surface Management Services


Senior Director, SIEM & Security Operations Services

Areas of coverage

Product and Services Strategy for Tech CEOs

Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact on Products and Services

Create New Revenue Potential


MS in Computer Information Systems, University of Phoenix

BS in Engineering & Management, Clarkson University

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)

Project Management Professional (PMP)

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Investors - understanding emerging security technologies & trends and identifying market disruptors

2Product Leaders - developing strategies and plans for monetizing emerging security technologies & trends

3Product Leaders - integrating emerging security technologies into product roadmaps and service portfolios

4Product Leaders - developing and offering security services (consulting, professional, and managed security services)

5Product Leaders - developing go-to-market strategies and tactics, including target positioning, messaging, and marketing strategies