Daryl C. Plummer

Distinguished VP Analyst

Daryl Plummer is VP, Distinguished Analyst, chief of Research and chief Gartner Fellow. Mr. Plummer is chief of research for cloud computing and a primary analyst covering multiple cloud topics, business process management, SOA and Web technologies. He manages the Gartner Fellows Program, which is designed to allow senior analysts the opportunity to explore new research ideas and to elevate the Gartner culture and brand with clients. He is also chief of Research for emerging trends and interacts with clients on topics ranging from application development to enterprise architecture.

Previous experience

With Gartner for 15 years, Mr. Plummer has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining Gartner, he was division director and technology coordinator for the State of Florida's Department of Management Services. Mr. Plummer was also data center director of the Technology Resource Center, at the time one of the largest data centers in Florida. In this capacity, he managed the introduction of statewide client/server systems and methodologies. He was instrumental in the creation of the state's TCP/IP network and designed and implemented the Florida Communities Network, Florida's economic Internet presence.

Professional background

Department of Management Services, Florida

Division Director for Information Services & Data Center Director - TRC

Executive Office of the Governor, Florida

Director of IT

Areas of coverage

Cloud Computing


B.S., Architectural Engineering Technology, Florida A&M University

M.S., Computer Science, Florida State University

M.S., Math-Computer Education

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Understanding and taking advantage of cloud computing.

2Understanding/taking advantage of agility through business process mgmt.

3Understanding the tools, technologies and architectures of SOA.

4Explaining the business connection to cloud computing, SOA and BPM.

5Explaining emerging trends and technologies.