Gartner Expert

John Girard

Distinguished VP Analyst

John E. Girard is a VP and Distinguished Analyst in Gartner's Endpoint and Mobile Security practice. He specializes in business security and privacy solutions for wireless and mobile road warriors, extranet, remote offices and teleworkers.

Previous experience

Previously, Mr. Girard was a European research director for New Science Associates (acquired by Gartner), and a founder of the advanced network computing research practice. Before that, he was a software engineer at Pacific Bell, where he formed an Expert Systems R&D group and a software testing practice. His publications include "Building Knowledge Systems" (McGraw-Hill, 1989).

Professional background

Pacific Bell

Software Engineer

University of California

Berkeley Physics Lecture Demonstrations Supervisor

Areas of coverage

Security of Applications and Data

Infrastructure Security


Bachelor's Degree in Botany and Physics, University of California at Berkeley

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Enterprise mobility management products, services, policies, management, BYOD

2Smartphone/tablet security in depth, enterprise mobility management MQ

3Remote access, security, telework, work at home, VPNs, mobile data encryption and protection

4Wireless security, Wi-Fi, wireless intrusion prevention, travel security

5Mobile security maturity