Gartner Expert

Paul Vincent

Sr Director Analyst

Paul Vincent is Research Director for the Application Infrastructure and Middleware team, covering application platform, architecture, and development topics. These include cloud native application platforms, high control and serverless cloud application platform as a service (aPaaS), high productivity and low code application platforms (hpaPaaS), and related low code application development tooling for business process management (BPMS) and decision management (BRMS and rules engines).

Roles and responsibility

Enterprise Architects, Application Architects

IT Leaders (Application Leaders, CIOs, CTOs)

IT Architecture and Platform Evaluators

Previous experience

Mr. Vincent's 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

Modernizing Application Architecture and Infrastructure (retired)


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 application platform as a service (aPaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) frameworks.

2Productivity in IT through supporting technologies such as cloud, model-driven development, containers, SOA and associated methodologies.

3Platform as a service trends and market developments.

4Roles and applications for event-driven systems for enterprise IT, including event servers, microservice platforms and associated infrastructure components.

5Pricing for aPaaS