Gartner Expert

Keith Guttridge

VP Analyst

Keith Guttridge's main focus is on integration architectures, strategies and technologies. From an architecture perspective, he focuses on mesh app and services architecture (MASA), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and event driven architecture(EDA). Integration technologies include application integration software such as enterprise service bus (ESB), integration platform as a service (iPaaS), managed file transfer (MFT), message oriented middle including event brokers, as well as code-based approaches to integration delivery. He also covers organizational issues for integration, including integration competency centers (ICCs), integration strategy empowerment teams(ISET) and centers of excellence (COEs). Keith also works on Gartner initiatives including Digital Business Technology Platform, Composable Business and Hyperautomation.

Previous experience

While at Visa Europe, Mr. Guttridge was responsible for the middleware technology strategy and roadmap. He also worked as an integration architect on a large number of high-volume, card processing systems. Prior to that, he worked at IBM, initially as a developer on IBM integration products and finally as a consultant for the full IBM integration suite.

Professional background

Visa Europe

Middleware Architect/Engineer


Middleware Consultant


Middleware Product Developer

Areas of coverage

Applications and Software Engineering Leaders

Software Engineering Technologies


P.G.Dip., Software Engineering, Oxford University

B.Sc., Computer Science, University of Hull

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Integration competency centers and centers of excellence

2Integration strategies

3Integration technologies

4Event driven architecture