Gartner Expert

Peter Havart-Simkin

Sr Director Analyst

Peter Havart-Simkin is a member of Gartner's Technology CEO group specifically providing research and advisory to CEOs including start-up technology CEOs. Mr. Havart-Simkin's coverage includes corporate development, product strategy and launch as well as start-up Tech CEO advisory drawing on previous experience as a multiple company start-up tech CEO himself. In addition, Mr. Havart-Simkin has an emphasis on the IoT and Industrial IoT markets applying previous technology roles as a CTO and CMO and positions in corporate and strategic development and M&A. In this regard, his agenda includes helping technology vendors understand and navigate the IoT and IIoT landscape addressing the challenges of building IoT and IIoT solutions through assisting with strategy and decision making.

Previous experience

Mr. Havart-Simkin has over 30 years of business and technology industry experience having held both types of leadership positions in large and small software companies in both the U.S. and U.K. He has worked in large enterprises and has founded startups, including one of the first internet companies which resulted in an IPO on NASDAQ. He has held 'C' level roles in public software companies and has driven and been involved with a number of technology company mergers and acquisitions on both sides of the table.

Professional background

Machine to Machine Intelligence (M2Mi)

VP, Marketing and Corporate Development

The Firefox Group

Founder and CEO


Senior VP of Marketing, Senior VP of Strategic Development

Areas of coverage

Product Strategy and Launch for Tech CEOs

Corporate Development for Tech CEOs

Product Planning

Technology Market Essentials


Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, Windsor College, U.K.

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Business strategy and corporate development

2Product planning and and strategy

3IoT and IIoT strategy from a business and technology perspective

4Navigating the IoT and IIoT landscape