Gartner Expert

John-David Lovelock

Distinguished VP Analyst

John-David Lovelock is a Research Vice President and Distinguished Analyst in the Gartner for General Managers team. Mr. Lovelock has served as Gartner's Chief Forecaster for the past 5 years.

Previous experience

Mr. Lovelock has 35 years of experience within the IT industry, including working eight years in a variety of healthcare environments. Prior to joining Gartner, he co-founded and managed a boutique consulting firm that specialized in large software solutions with a special emphasis on the healthcare industry. This included planning and implementing ERP systems, authoring custom software solutions, and developing long-term IT strategies at large and midsize hospitals. As a consultant, he participated in many challenging projects for companies in locations worldwide, including Europe, North America, the Caribbean and South America.

Professional background

Loreada Partners

president and co-founder

Areas of coverage

Messaging and Differentiation

Strategize Long-Term Growth

Extend and Defend Current Market Share

Technology Market Essentials

Industry Markets and Technologies


B.A., Economics, University of Toronto

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Global IT Spending Trends

2The Gartner 100:IT

3Top 10 Technologies for Vendors

4Where in the World Are There Growth Opportunities

5Enterprise Technology Adoption (ETA) Profiles