Gartner Expert

Deborah R Wilson

Managing Vice President

Debbie Wilson leads two teams of expert analysts. The ERP strategy team helps CIOs and applications leaders with packaged application strategy and business transformation. The finance applications team assists business and IT leaders with technology selection and strategy.

Ms. Wilson has contributed to Gartner in a variety of ways, serving as lead analyst for Gartner's for cross-industry procurement and sourcing technologies, co-leader for Gartner's business-to-business research and KI leader for finance, human capital management and procurement.

Ms. Wilson's long-term special interests include B2B e-commerce, the impact of cloud delivery on enterprise software markets, data security and data science.

Previous experience

In her early career, Ms. Wilson was a practitioner, employed in supply chain leadership roles in discrete manufacturing. Mid-career, she founded and developed a boutique research services firm that helped large organizations navigate the procurement technology marketplace.

Professional background

Founder and Principal

Bay Networks

Business Unit Manager, Senior Purchasing Manager

Kurzweil Music Systems

Purchasing Manager


M.S., Management (with distinction), Hult International Business School

B.S., Business (with honors), Business Economics and Organizational Administration, Miami University

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