Gartner Expert

Elaine Zhang

Director Analyst

Elaine Zhang is the Research Director in the infrastructure Cloud Strategies Team. She is responsible for research areas of cloud adoption strategy, cloud migration, cloud management, and cloud talent planning in I&O organization.

Previous experience

Prior to Gartner, Elaine has 15 years experience in multi-national company which including 8 years I&O leader role supporting business in Greater China as well as APAC. She has directly responsible for establishing I&O team in the region and leading multiple high profile projects such as infrastructure acquisition, cloud adoption and global process optimization.

Professional background

Cargill

Client Services Portfolio Delivery Advisor, APAC

Medtronic

Senior Infrastructure and Operation Manager, Greater China

Areas of coverage

Infrastructure and Operations Leaders

Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Management

Data Center Infrastructure

Cloud and Edge Infrastructure

Education

Management of Information System, Bachelor

Master of Business Administration, MBA

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to build up cloud business case and strategy

2Best practice for public, hybrid, multi cloud adoption

3How to select cloud management tooling

4How to optimize cost spending in I&O

5I&O organization design and workforce planning