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Dennis Gaughan

Distinguished VP Analyst

Dennis Gaughan is a Managing VP and Chief of Research within the Applications research team. His research focus is on helping clients better manage their application portfolio through all phases of the application life cycle and understanding the impact of digital business on applications. He also researches the enabling technologies that support those enterprise applications.

Roles and responsibility


VP of Applications

Integration Architects

B2B Managers

Supply Chain Technology

Previous experience

Mr. Gaughan started his career in IT organizations working both in infrastructure and operations, and application development, moving to more senior leadership positions. He started with AMR as the company's first director of IT, building a strategy and staff to support a high-growth company. Mr. Gaughan moved from IT into the research organization, where he advised clients on topics from IT strategy and governance practices to enabling technologies, such as mobile and SOA. He also worked within IBM SWG, doing product strategy and management for Tivoli Software.

Professional background

AMR Research

Vice President


Manager, Tivoli Software


Senior Analyst

Areas of coverage

Cloud Computing

Mobile Application Strategies (retired)

Application and Product Portfolio Governance



B.S., Marketing, Boston College

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Application strategy and governance

2Pace-layered application strategy

3Application portfolio management

4Application governance

5Cloud computing