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Robert F. Mason

Managing Vice President

Robert Mason is a Managing Vice President in the Gartner Research organization, where he leads the Storage team.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Mason led Gartner research on unified communications and network services, where his focus included enterprise video, wide-area networking and communications infrastructure.

Roles and responsibility

Product leadership

IT procurement

Enterprise architecture

Storage managers

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner in 2007, Mr. Mason was the enterprise network architect for E.I. DuPont. He has also held senior technology and product marketing roles at MCI, Motorola Broadband and V-SPAN. Mr. Mason has had significant experience in Multiprotocol Label Switching, voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), video telepresence and broadband architectures.

Professional background

E.I. DuPont

Enterprise Network Architect

V-SPAN

VP, IP Products and Strategy

Motorola Broadband

Director, North American Marketing, Network Services

Areas of coverage

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovation and Agility (retired)

Infrastructure and Operations Leaders

Planning, Selecting and Deploying Unified Communications and Collaboration (retired)

Education

M.B.A., Marketing, Villanova University

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Lafayette College

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1My team coverage includes backup and recovery, hyperconvergence, solid-state and flash arrays, software-defined storage, scale-out systems and data management.