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Gregor Petri

VP Analyst

Gregor Petri is a Vice President and Industry Analyst in the Research and Advisory team of Gartner. Mr. Petri's coverage area includes cloud and edge computing strategies, with a special focus on communication and service provider industries. During his tenure at Gartner, he held roles such as Vendor Lead Analyst for one of Europe's largest telco's, Agenda Manager for Gartner's Cloud-Based Offerings Research, Country Research Lead for the Benelux region and Key Initiative Leader for Gartner's Industry Markets and Technologies research. Presenting perspectives on the impact of technological innovations, formulating industry strategies for cloud and edge scenario's and helping organizations plan and prepare for this transition are important parts of his research activities.

Previous experience

Prior, he helped several technology vendors launch IT innovations such as object-oriented ERP applications, mobile business applications, XML servers and cloud management platforms into the European market, after starting his career as a Management Trainee in the office of the CIO at Akzo. He studied business economics and information technology in Rotterdam and Tilburg. During his study, he wrote and marketed one of the first European shareware applications and founded his first consumer electronics and media startup. He is a former board member of the XML Users Group, Holland and Geel-Zwart field hockey, where he actively played until taking up running.

Professional background

CA Technologies

Sr. Director of Product Marketing, EMEA

Software AG

Director of Sales and Marketing

Marcam Solutions

Director of Product Marketing EMEA

Areas of coverage

CSP Digital Transformation and Innovation

Industry Markets and Technologies

Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact on Products and Services

Communications Product Planning and Strategy

Industry Product Planning and Strategy


M.Sc., Economics&IT, University of Tilburg

Author: "Shedding Light on Cloud Computing" (2009)

Author: "Lean, or the Art of Cloud Computing Management" (2011)

Author: "Tune into the Cloud" (2017)

Host: "Tune into the Cloud" BlogCast (2020) - Gartner Blog Network

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Cloud Strategy

2Industry Cloud

3CSP Cloud Strategy

4Sovereign Cloud

5The Future of Cloud