Gartner Expert

Scot MacLellan

VP, Team Manager

Scot MacLellan is a Vice President and Team Manager in Gartner's Technology and Service Provider research organization. His team's research provides insight to product managers in cloud markets such as IaaS, PaaS and related cloud IT services.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. MacLellan had a notable career with IBM, in various technical and management positions. His most recent role was that of IBM Distinguished Engineer, an executive level role in which he led the technical strategy and development of cloud and data center automation products and technologies.

Professional background


Distinguished Engineer


Mainframe Systems Programmer

Areas of coverage

Product and Services Strategy for Tech CEOs

Product/Service Discovery and Validation

Product/Service Design and Creation

Product/Service Evolution and Management

Technology Market Essentials


B.S. (Hons.), Physics, University of Glasgow

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Trends and evolution of the many aspects of cloud computing (IT buyers and vendors)?

2What strategies to employ to best protect and expand cloud IT services market share (IT vendors)?

3What strategies to employ to adopt and get value out of cloud (IT buyers)?

4How to best position technologies and services in a competitive hybrid IT world (IT vendors)?

5How to protect intellectual property (IT vendors)?