David Cearley is a Vice President and Gartner Fellow in Gartner Research and is a leading authority on information technology. As a member of Gartner Research, Mr. Cearley analyzes emerging and strategic business and technology trends and explores how these trends shape the way individuals and companies derive value from technology. As a member of the Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation research group, he focuses on cloud computing, emerging and strategic technology trends, and how enterprises establish technology innovation programs.
CIO, CTO, Technology Planners, Strategists, Architects, Developers
Mr. Cearley's expertise spans software architectures and standards, component software models, application design, the internet, business-IT alignment, and the IT services market. He has worked with a wide range of end-user and vendor organizations assisting in strategy creation, technology selection, implementation planning and organizational development. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Cearley held various senior-level research positions at Meta Group. Before that, he was vice president of R&D for Revelation Technologies, served as program director at Gartner Group, and held various managerial/director-level positions at Innovative Software and Informix.
Senior Vice President & Principal Analyst
Vice President, Research & Development
Director, Product Management
Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation Leaders
Build and Market Cloud-Based Offerings (retired)
Building a Sustainable Innovation Process and Culture (retired)
B.S., Finance and Economics, Rockhurst University
1Trendspotting - Identifying the trends that shape the future of digital business
2Emerging and strategic technologies and trends
3Innovation labs and innovation program
4Developing cloud computing strategies
5Establishing a process to evaluate cloud computing opportunities