Gartner Expert

Kimihiko Iijima

Sr Director Analyst

Kimihiko Iijima is Senior Director in Gartner Research. Mr. Iijima's research focus is currently on application architecture (e.g., service-oriented architecture, microservices, event-driven architecture) and application infrastructure technologies, such as application platform, aPaaS and application integration suites, iPaaS, API management and IoT integration.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Iijima built his career as a system engineer, project manager, IT infrastructure designer/architect and enterprise management technology standard designer at the corporate level and project level, in the heterogeneous distributed environment, including legacy environment.

Professional background


Infrastructure Architect, Technology Standard Development

Hitachi Zosen Systems (HZS)

System Engineer

Areas of coverage

Software Engineering Technologies

Applications and Software Engineering Leaders in Japan


B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Doshisha University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Application architecture strategy and selection (Service Oriented Architecture, Microservices, Event driven architecture)

2Application platform strategy and technology selection (including LCAP)

3Application integration strategy and technology selection (including iPaaS)

4API management strategy (API economy) and technology selection.

5Modernizing legacy applications into composable applications or hyperautomation