Gartner Expert

Dan Wilson

VP Analyst

Dan helps clients improve the digital employee experience (DEX) through research on several markets of digital workplace technology management tools. These include endpoint management and patching, DEX tools, SaaS management platforms (SMP), IT asset management, and Office Productivity governance and management.

Dan also leads the research that helps clients assess digital workplace maturity and align that with their leadership's ambition. With this knowledge, we can build a roadmap that prioritizes investments to achieve their mission critical priorities. Advancing maturity often requires changes to charter, organization, roles, processes, metrics and tools.

Additional research areas include employee enablement to drive adoption and workforce digital dexterity, deploying and enabling Microsoft 365, Generative AI for the digital workplace, BYOD enablement, and more.

Previous experience

As a practitioner, prior to joining Gartner, Dan led internal and outsourced EUC teams for global companies for over 20 years. This included higher education, small business IT outsourcing and global multinationals organizations. Most recently, he led global workplace services including service desk, executive and deskside support, messaging services, enterprise mobility, managed print services, document imaging, client engineering, active directory, genius bar, audio-visual support, modern collaboration, document management, cellular services, IT asset management, IT service management and other user-facing services. He also governed multiple outsourced services and technology vendors. Key initiatives included defining and executing IT transformation through brownfield implementation of a new ITSM and Asset Mgmt and global implementation of enterprise mobility and Office 365. His primary focus was enablement - driving awareness and adoption of modern collaboration and workplace tools and services to improve employee productivity and satisfaction.

Professional background


Senior Director, End User Computing

Volkswagen Group of America

Senior Manager, End User Computing

PMV Technologies

General Manager and Chief Technology Officer

Areas of coverage

Digital Workplace Infrastructure and IT Operations

Digital Workplace Applications


M.B.A., University of Michigan

B.S., Management Information Systems, Oakland University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Continuous measurement and management of the digital employee experience (DEX)

2Digital workplace maturity, charter, organizational models, competencies, roles, tools and measures.

3SaaS application discovery and management using SMP tools.

4Modernization and unification of endpoint management tools and strategies

5Enablement of technology adoption to support new ways of work and improve workforce digital dexterity.