Gartner Expert

Kiyomi Yamada

Sr Principal Analyst

Kiyomi Yamada is a Sr. Principal Analyst at Gartner, where she is part of the Quantitative Innovation group, focusing on the server and the integrated system market. Ms. Yamada produces strategic and quantitative research targeted at data center infrastructure providers and investment communities. She researches emerging trends in data centers, including hardware as a service, consumption-based pricing (CBP), cloud computing, hyperconverged infrastructure, hyperscale and ODM servers, and IoT/edge computing. She is the lead for server forecast and also covers several quarterly statistics, including servers, integrated systems and SMB markets.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Yamada was a marketing and market research specialist in the magazine division at Recruit, a Tokyo publishing company.

Professional background

Recruit (Japan)

Associate Market Research Manager

Areas of coverage

Product/Service Discovery and Validation

Product/Service Design and Creation

Marketing Planning and Performance

Strategize Long-Term Growth (retired)

Technology Market Essentials


M.S., Mass Communications, San Jose State University, California

B.A., Sociology, Nihon University, Tokyo

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Server market trends and forecast (overall, competitive landscape, CPU, form factor, vertical/size of business and edge servers)

2Data center infrastructures (servers and storage) as a service, hardware as a service, consumption-based pricing (CBP), pay per use

3Integrated systems (converged and hyperconverged infrastructure) market and forecast

4Emerging server platforms, including edge computing, ARM servers, AI servers, ODM servers, Open compute (OCP) and WebScale IT

5Emerging markets, including hyperscale data centers, service providers (xSP), IoT, micro datacenters, small and midsize business (SMB) and the Latin American server market