Gartner Expert

Meike Escherich

Sr Principal Analyst

Meike Escherich is a Principal Analyst in Gartners Personal Technologies team. In her research, Ms. Escherich is primarily focused on the following areas:

- WW PC marketshare and forecast

- European (and especially German) PC vendor landscape

- PC pricing

- Windows 10 adoption

- Consumer & business buying criteria and usage

She is one of the lead analysts for Gartner's Worldwide Annual Survey on personal technologies for consumers and responsible for all primary research around privacy, personal data and consumer trust.

Additional coverage areas include: GDPR compliance and AI, branding, B2C go-to-market changes and second-hand markets for used PCs and smartphones.

Roles and responsibility

End User: CIO, CEO and Business Unit Leaders

Vendors: Product Managers, Strategic Leaders, Marketing Managers, Sales

Investors: All roles

Previous experience

Ms. Escherich joined Gartner's IT Services team in 1997. In 2000, she moved into the Client Computing group as a senior analyst before becoming a member of the Personal Technologies team in 2010.

Before joining Gartner, Ms. Escherich worked as a Financial Analyst at Reuters in the U.K.

Professional background


Financial Analyst


M.S., Clinical Psychology

B.A., Law

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1IT buyers: Digital Workspace (Devices, Windows 10, Conversational AI, GDPR)

2Vendors: Consumer Segmentation Models and Buying/Usage Behaviour, Millennials

3Vendors: PC Pricing, Win 10, SMBs, European PC Marketshare & Forecast

4Vendors: GDPR, Trust, Privacy, Branding

5Investors: Opportunities in the Personal Tech Space