Gartner Expert

Paul Vincent

Sr Director Analyst

Paul Vincent is Research Director covering application and automation platforms, and related architectures, for the Applications and Software Engineering Group. These include low-code and cloud-native application platforms, and business process automation/hyperautomation.

Previous experience

Prior experience covers event-driven systems (event-driven architecture, complex-event processing/real-time analytics, in-memory computing), and intelligent systems (rule-based systems, decision modeling, optimization).

Organizationally, he has held roles including Product CTO (TIBCO), Product Manager (FICO, TIBCO), Enterprise Architect and Consulting Manager (Blaze). His background is Operations Analysis (GEC U.K., now BAe) and Artificial Intelligence (Neuron Data).

Mr. Vincent has also contributed to some significant standards development work: Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) for process orchestration and choreography, and Decision Model and Notation (DMN) for decision representation.

Professional background

TIBCO Software

CTO Business Rules and CEP, Product Manager for Monitoring and Management


Decision Architect


Consulting Manager, Product Manager

Areas of coverage

Software Engineering Technologies


M.Sc., Intelligent Systems, Brunel University, U.K.

B.Sc., With Honors, Math and Computer Science, Reading University, U.K.

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Selection and evaluation of low-code application platforms and business process automation platforms

2Platform as a service trends and market developments, including SaaS as a Platform.

3Selection and evaluation of cloud application platforms

4General architecture for application modernization from low-code to microservices.