David Wright is a Research Director in the Infrastructure Strategies team of Gartner for IT Leaders, where he focuses on public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructure. His coverage includes infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), on-premises software-defined data centers and edge computing. Mr. Wright delivers advice to IT buyers on topics such as public cloud, hybrid, multicloud and cloud edge strategy, cloud sourcing and cost governance.
With an almost 30 year history in software platforms and partnering, Mr. Wright has led a variety of both technical and business initiatives. For AWS he built and led a team that managed their 100 largest ISV partnerships. At VMware, Mr. Wright led all field partner technical architects, then incubated and grew VMware's Telecom vertical product group. At Microsoft, Mr. Wright served as Worldwide Industry Director for the SaaS ISV sales channel.
Amazon Web Services
General Manager, Strategic Technology Partnerships
VP of Operations, Telco NFV Group
Industry Director, SaaS ISVs
Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Management
Cloud and Edge Infrastructure
Infrastructure and Operations Business Value (retired)
Industry Product Planning
M.B.A., Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania
1Understanding the public cloud marketplace - dynamics, trends, functions, vendor ecosystem
2Building a cloud selection and adoption strategy - key issues, vendors, partners and best practices
3Optimizing cloud investment - from negotiating contracts to properly utilizing capacity
4Executing a multicloud strategy - selecting, using, integrating and balancing multiple cloud providers
5IT strategy in hybrid cloud environments - how to effectively mix, match and integrate physical, private and public cloud infrastructure