Gartner Expert

Ron Blair

VP Analyst

Ron Blair is a Research Director of Infrastructure Strategies for IT Leadership within Gartner. Mr. Blair's current coverage is focused on helping clients cost effectively improve IT disaster recovery capabilities and address emerging challenges related to IT resiliency.

Previous experience

Previously, Mr. Blair was a Global Product Director in the service provider arena and focused on creating various "as a service" offerings. Areas of responsibility included idea generation, business case creation and funding, development, pricing, vendor partnering, sales enablement, marketing and delivery readiness.

Professional background


Product Management Director


Global Account Executive

Bank of America

Various - Database Engineer, Application Development, Sales/Marketing

Areas of coverage

I&O Organizational Strategy

I&O Operations Management


M.B.A., Indiana University

B.S., MSIS, The Pennsylvania State University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Help clients who are bereft of real DR capabilities.

2Help clients decide between build/buy DR options related to both automation and cloud targets.

3Consult clients whether a Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) provider may be appropriate and help ensure they receive a fair deal.

4Help clients expand beyond traditional DR to address emerging challenges related to IT resiliency.