Gartner Expert

Mike Lowndes

Sr Director Analyst

Mike Lowndes is a digital commerce technology expert, including topics such as architecting a commerce site, digital commerce platforms, APIs, search and content management for commerce. Dr. Lowndes has two decades of experience in digital commerce, web content management, search, and overall software development leadership and architecture.

Previous experience

Before joining Gartner, Dr. Lowndes was the Digital Architect responsible for the technical platform and roadmap at Travelodge Hotels and previously Which? (The U.K.'s Consumer Association) including vendor selection, integration and performance management. His first websites and intranet were for the University of Oxford during his academic career, which was followed by 9 years evolving the website, intranet and gallery interactives for The Natural History Museum (London).

Professional background

Travelodge

E-Commerce Architect

Which?

Digital Architect

Natural History Museum

Website Manager

Areas of coverage

Digital Commerce Technologies

Education

Ph.D., Neurobiology of Memory, Open University

B.Sc., Biology, UCMW Wales

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Digital commerce high-level architecture and technical strategy

2B2C and B2B vendor choices

3Helping clients navigate complex technology challenges with their digital commerce suppliers (coaching)

4AI and conversational commerce

5SEO, search and content management issues on digital commerce sites