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Ephraim Baron

Sr Director Analyst

Ephraim Baron is a Senior Director within the Gartner for General Managers team. He applies first-hand experience as head of cloud product development and services delivery to his research. He has also held the positions of CIO, head of marketing, and senior strategist at companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100 enterprises. Ephraim brings wide range of IT and financial experience, with a strong focus on applying technology to address business challenges and opportunities.

Mr. Baron focuses on areas including cloud economics, product development, product marketing, and service modeling.

Previous experience

Prior to Gartner, Mr. Baron focused on product development & marketing, cloud economics, and ISV-to-SaaS migration for technology service providers. His emphasis was business-led technology strategy at companies including EMC, Equinix, and Taos. Before that, he held senior IT leadership roles at companies including HP, Microsoft, and Barclays. His industry experience spans aerospace, high tech, finance, and insurance.

Professional background


Head of Product Development


Sr Director, Global Solutions Development


Group Program Manager

Areas of coverage

Product Portfolio Vision and Strategy

Product Portfolio Performance

Technology Market Essentials

Product Portfolio Customer Acquisition

Product Portfolio Leadership, Organization and Culture


B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, cum laude

M.S. Aerospace Engineering, Stanford University

M.S. Systems Engineering and MBA, San Jose State University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Defining and quantifying the business value of cloud computing

2New product strategy, development, and pricing

3Edge computing

4Portfolio rationalization

5Portfolio product marketing

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