Wataru Katsurashima is a Vice President, Analyst for Technology and Service Provider Product Manager research. Mr Katsurashima is focused on cloud-native infrastructure and operations (containers, Kubernetes, serverless, DevOps, etc.), public cloud IaaS and PaaS, cloud management, managed services for public cloud, and data center infrastructure (hyper-converged, storage). Mr. Katsurashima's research also provides insight to product managers in diverse technology spaces including cloud services and software segments.
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Katsurashima had a notable career with VMware as Chief Evangelist and Head of Product Marketing in Japan region. Mr. Katsurashima has more than 20 years of experience in various areas of information technology such as cloud computing, cloud-native, cloud management, virtualization, storage, and automation, through various product management and marketing positions.
Japan Chief Evangelist
Product Manager, R&D Researcher
Director, Japan Marketing
I&O Operations Management
Cloud and Edge Infrastructure
Product/Service Discovery and Validation
Product/Service Design and Creation
Product/Service Evolution and Management
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Tohoku University
1Cloud-native infrastructure and operations (containers, Kubernetes, serverless, DevOps, etc.)
2Infrastructure modernization with public cloud (IaaS, PaaS, cloud strategy, hybrid cloud, multicloud, etc.)
3Cloud management, and managed services for public cloud
4Emerging technologies in cloud computing (distributed cloud, service mesh, etc.)
5Vendors: product planning, product management, product life cycles, go-to-market and marketing planning