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Ian Finley

Practice Vice President

Ian Finley is the Practice Vice President for the Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation group. The group is comprised of analysts and researchers that primarily serve the needs of Chief Enterprise Architects and Chief Technology Officers.

Previous experience

Mr. Finley has worked in almost every part of the software industry, from the grunt level to the board level, inside companies and as a consultant and analyst. He also helped start a successful venture firm. With 30 years of software experience on three continents, Mr. Finley brings a big-picture understanding to emerging technology trends.

Professional background

AMR Research

VP Research, Product Management and Marketing

Formation Systems, Open Market, Marcam and Others

Various Marketing and Product Development Management Roles

Longworth Venture Partners


Areas of coverage

Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation Leaders

Enterprise Architecture

Technology Innovation


B.A., Computer Science (Mathematics), Williams College, U.S./Monash University, Australia, 1985

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How can I work more effectively with Gartner's Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innnovation research group?