Gartner Expert

Nick Jones

Distinguished VP Analyst

Nick Jones is a Vice President and Gartner Distinguished Analyst. Mr. Jones' research focuses primarily on Technology Innovation, IoT, emerging technologies, and the role of the CTO. His research coverage includes IoT strategy; 5G trends and applications; technology innovation tactics and processes; IoT trends; digital business models enabled by IoT; wireless technologies; the use of blockchain in IoT; location sensing and tracking technologies; RFID; megatrends. His secondary research interests also include engineering software for sustainability; user experience technologies; the use of mobile devices and apps as components of IoT solutions; consumerization; innovation strategy; autonomic systems; smart cities; the social impact of technology; social distancing technologies.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Jones gained wide experience in IT from both the user and vendor perspectives. He has worked for consulting organizations and software tool vendors in a variety of roles, including technical consulting, product management, product selection and evaluation, globalization and product architecture.

Professional background


Software Engineering Manager


European CASE Product Manager


Product Architect

Areas of coverage

Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation Leaders

Technology Innovation

CIO Leadership of Innovation, Disruptive Trends and Emerging Practices

Executive Leadership: Innovation Management


B.Sc., Computer Technology, University of Wales at Swansea

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1IoT strategy, digital business innovation using, IoT technologies, blockchain for IoT

2New and emerging technologies and trends, megatrends

35G trends and strategy, LPWAN, IoT wireless, short range wireless, other wireless technologies

4The role and responsibilities of the CTO

5Technology innovation

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