Gartner Expert

Lawrence Pingree

VP Analyst

Lawrence Pingree is a Vice President in Gartner's Technology and Service Provider research practice. In this role, Mr. Pingree is part of a global team of analysts who research the emerging security technologies and trends that are changing today's world and shaping the future of security. The overarching goal is to better the world by accelerating information technology security innovation and its positive impact on business and society.

In this pursuit, Mr. Pingree strives to provide security technology product leaders (Tech CEOs, General Managers, Chief Product Officers, Product Managers and Product Marketers) with unique, high-value research and indispensable advice on leveraging emerging security technologies and trends to create and deliver highly successful products and services.

Key Analyst focus areas:

- Cloud Security

- Endpoint Security

Information security now impacts pretty much every business function in all companies, all industries, and all geographies. Security technology providers are critical to the technology and business innovation that will define the world of tomorrow. Innovation depends on technology providers. By helping them, we help the world.

Previous experience

Mr. Pingree has been an active member of the information security industry for many years. He has consulted for large financial institutions, corporations and government entities on technologies ranging from firewalls, intrusion detection, networks, system penetration, risk management, compliance, e-discovery, forensics and advanced malware, and he has served as a chief security architect at both PeopleSoft and NetScreen.

Currently, he is an active member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) of Silicon Valley, as well as the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), and is a published author of two books. He is a Founding Board Member of the Digital Forensics Association, where he is serving as VP. In his spare time, he enjoys stock trading, hiking, nature and performance cars.

Professional background


Sr. Security Architect/Engineer


Sr. Manager Competitive Intelligence


Sr. Security Architect/Engineer

Areas of coverage

Product/Service Organization and Leadership

Corporate Development and Growth Strategy for Tech CEOs

Product/Service Discovery and Validation

Messaging and Differentiation

Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact on Products and Services

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1What are the competitive factors security technology providers must know?

2What are the critical partnerships security providers must leverage?

3What do clients and vendors need to know to make better security decisions?

4What are the latest security trends, and how will they affect clients?

5SMB: How can smaller tech providers best position, market and develop their security technologies?