Gartner Expert

Dennis Smith

Distinguished VP Analyst

Dennis Smith is Research Vice President in the Infrastructure and Operations organization. He is responsible for research in the areas of cloud computing, virtualization, IT process automation and container technologies.

Previous experience

Prior to his career in research, Mr. Smith spent over 30 years in the vendor, management consulting and large-enterprise areas. He identified, vetted and introduced new infrastructure technology. A recent focus was around cloud computing and big data technologies.

Professional background

BNY Mellon

Managing Director

The Travelers

Network Engineer

Ernst & Young (EY)

Consulting Manager

Areas of coverage

I&O Organizational Strategy

I&O Operations Management


M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh

B.S., Computer Science/Mathematics, Magna Cum Laude, University of Dayton

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Gauging readiness for a private cloud computing deployment

2Clarifying the cloud management platform market

3Alerting on potential private cloud deployment

4Designing hybrid cloud computing strategies

5Understanding the adoption of container technologies