Gartner Expert

Kyle Hilgendorf

Managing Vice President

Kyle Hilgendorf is a Managing Vice President and Distinguished Analyst. Mr. Hilgendorf leads a security team focusing on network and cloud security. Previously as an analyst his areas of focus included cloud computing adoption, technology, platforms and providers (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS). He brings 21 years of industry experience including 10 in enterprise IT operations and cloud architecture.

Previous experience

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Hilgendorf architected the enterprise IT hosting and cloud computing strategy for Eli Lilly and Co. This involved traditional IT hosting (infrastructure and applications) and cloud computing solutions.

Professional background

Eli Lilly and Co.

Global Hosting & Cloud Computing Architect

Areas of coverage

IT Operations and Cloud Management for Technical Professionals

Cloud Computing for Technical Professionals

Data Center Infrastructure for Technical Professionals


B.S., Computer Technology, Purdue University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Cloud computing strategy, design and implementation

2Evaluating and assessing cloud computing providers

3Deploying workloads to cloud computing services

4Operational models for cloud computing (governance, management and architecture)

5Identifying and mitigating risk in public cloud computing