Mike Lowndes is a digital commerce technology expert in the Digital Commerce & experiences team which resides in the larger Applications and Software Engineering Leaders group. Research includes topics such as architecting a commerce platform, digital commerce platforms, composable commerce, 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.
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).
Natural History Museum
Digital Commerce Technologies (retired)
Ph.D., Neurobiology of Memory, Open University
B.Sc., Biology, UCMW Wales
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