Gartner Expert

Milind Govekar

Distinguished VP Analyst

Milind Govekar is a Chief of Research with Gartner's Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) Research. He researches and sets the direction and framework for worldwide integrative research across all I&O aspects, such as, cloud computing, AI & Machine Learning, automation, performance and availability management, I&O agility, IoT management, "Serverless" infrastructure, IT infrastructure and IT service management. He is often invited to be a keynote speaker at events globally, and has led several projects, such as, conference chair for Gartner global I&O events. He frequently works with and advises executives, globally, in large and small enterprises, investors, governments, technology and service providers.

Roles and responsibility

End user: Senior IT leaders & executives (decision makers - e.g., CIO, CTO, VP Infrastructure & Operations, data center directors)

End user: Cloud service architects, cloud service managers, cloud orchestration specialists, automation architects

End user: IT infrastrcuture & operations architects

End user: IT operations system administrators

End user: Data center and IT operations managers

Vendor: Executives (including CEO, CTO and BU managers)

Vendor: VPs, directors and managers of software product

Vendor: Product/solution architects

Vendor: Marketing executives and managers

Vendor: Sales executives (product positioning, competitive understanding, end-user priorities and needs)

Vendor: Service managers (product deployment, product integrations, product architectures)

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Govekar has been involved in multiple areas of IT for the past 30 years: as a IT Design Authority for UK Electricity Deregulation project, as a IT Operations leader, project manager, consultant, software developer, IT architect and analyst. His experience covers all areas of Infrastructure & Operations, program management, technology advisor to CIOs, leading advanced technology projects, leading and managing global teams and training, working for consultancies, end-user organisations and software vendors.

Areas of coverage

Cloud Computing (retired)

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovation and Agility (retired)

Infrastructure and Operations Leaders

Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Management

Artificial Intelligence


B.Sc., Physics

B.Sc., Computer Technology

Diploma in Business Management

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Cloud computing, cloud management strategies and best practices

2I&O automation

3Serverless infrastructure

4IT service management best practices

5Performance, capacity and IT financial management strategies and markets