Gartner Expert

Paul Saunders

Sr Director Analyst

Paul Saunders is a Senior Research Director within the Gartner for General Managers team. In this role Mr. Saunders develops thought-leading research and provides strategic advice to the world's leading technology companies. He is Gartner's Vendor Lead Analyst for SAP. He has extensive global leadership experience and expertise in the development and execution of global technology strategies coupled with over 25 years' IT and software development experience.

Previous experience

Prior to this role, Mr. Saunders was the Chief Technology Officer and IT Director for the University of Dundee in Scotland, where he developed and led a high-performing higher education IT team rated first in Scotland and third in the U.K. He spent 14 years in leadership positions, including CIO, within Textron where he was responsible for multiple ERP programs, platforms, technologies and teams.

Professional background

University of Dundee

Chief Technology Officer and Director, Information Technology

Textron

Vice President and CIO

Areas of coverage

Product Portfolio Vision and Strategy

Product Portfolio Customer Acquisition

Product Portfolio Leadership, Organization and Culture

Education

Bachelor's degree (Honors), Performance Arts, Middlesex University, U.K.

Master's degree, Computer Information Systems, University of Phoenix, U.S.

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Differentiating within a crowded marketplace.

2Developing and delivering a leading product portfolio

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