Gartner Expert

Chris Meering

VP Analyst

Chris Meering is a Senior Director Analyst at Gartner's Tech Product Manager team within the Technology and Service Providers research unit. Mr. Meering's research deals with product management across various technology domains, with a special focus on best practices in product planning, life cycle management and product leadership, development, and introduction/launch. He is an experienced Telecommunications/Information Technology professional with over 30 years of Operational, Consulting and Business/Product Management experience.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Meering spent 7 years at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) where he worked within the Communication Media Solutions business unit as Product Solution Offering and Go-To-Market Lead for elements of the HPE IoT portfolio.

His role at HPE included working closely with the multiple Product Life Cycle Managers to ensure that the repeatable propositions developed and met customer and market requirements; defining product and solution strategy, focusing on market analysis including industry themes/trends and working with other HPE business units and partners; increasing market awareness of the HPE IoT portfolio with a particular focus on the platform market; supporting the development of an ecosystem of partners and channels, and shape and support IoT/M2M deals within Telco and other Industry verticals. While in this role he also held a senior role within oneM2M, an IoT industry standards global standards initiative.

Mr. Meering also spent 10 years at Capgemini helping clients to develop/launch new product offerings as well as implementing new applications and best practices, as well as 14 years with the Telecommunications industry.

Professional background

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

HPE Universal IoT Platform Solution and Go To Market Lead


Executive Consultant - Telco Media & Entertainment


Billing Director

Areas of coverage

Product/Service Organization and Leadership

Product/Service Discovery and Validation

Product/Service Design and Creation

Product/Service Introduction and Delivery

Product/Service Evolution and Management

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Defining or refining the role and org structure of product management in their organization

2Optimizing Competitive Intelligence activities for product management and marketing

3Improving product planning and developing compelling product roadmaps

4Increasing the effectiveness of their product life cycle management

5Improving their product introduction and launch processes (not Marketing focused issues)