Massimo Pezzini

Massimo Pezzini

Vice President and Gartner Fellow

Massimo Pezzini is a Vice President and Fellow in Gartner Research. His focus is currently on pervasive integration, integration architecture and infrastructure, hybrid integration platforms (HIP), integration PaaS and SaaS (iPaaS, iSaaS), API, in-memory computing (IMC) and hybrid transaction/analytical processing (HTAP). Currently Massimo is also Gartner Vendor Lead Analyst for SAP.

Mr. Pezzini has decades of experience in distributed computing, middleware technology and software architectures. Throughout his career, he had responsibilities in software development, project management, pre-sales support, consulting and product marketing. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Pezzini was managing director of the Internet Business Unit of Infostrada, an Italian telecom provider. Before that, he held various positions in the Olivetti group.

Years of Experience:

  • 21 years in total with Gartner
  • 42 years in IT industry
  • 15 years in Banking, Finance and Insurance industry
  • 42 years in Technology & Telecommunications industry

Top 5 Issues I Help Clients Address:

  • How integration architectures and technologies can strategically enable digital transformation
  • Best practices for application integration, cloud integration and API integration
  • Strategies to integrate SaaS and cloud services with on-premises systems.
  • Determining the business value of in-memory computing for the organization.
  • Leveraging HTAP to implement breakthrough applications

Roles That Need My Research:

  • CIO
  • CTO
  • Enterprise Technology Architects
  • IT Leaders
  • Application Leaders
  • Application Development Managers
  • Directors of Integration
  • SOA Center of Excellence Leaders
  • Cloud Initiative Leaders

Top Key Initiatives I Cover:

  • Modernizing Integration Strategies and Infrastructure
  • Modernizing Application Architecture and Infrastructure
  • Cloud Computing
  • Manage Vendor Risk and Performance to Anticipate and Avoid Negative Business Impacts

Common Inquiries I Address:

  • How should I reshape my organization’s integration strategy to successfully tackle digital transformation ambitions?
  • What are the key best practices to address the emerging “pervasive” integration challenge?
  • How is the market for hybrid integration platforms (HIPs) shaping up and which vendors have higher chances of succeeding?
  • Which are the vendors providing integration PaaS and how do they compare?
  • What are the top on premises integration platforms and how do they compare?
  • What is in-memory computing and why is it important?
  • What are the top five in-memory data grid (IMDG)vendors and how do they compare?
  • What is HTAP and how can I leverage it to enable business innovation and competitive differentiation?
  • What is SAP’s strategic roadmap?
  • What is SAP’s cloud strategy?
  • What is HANA and what’s its role in SAP strategy?
Monday, December 4, 2017 / 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Application Leaders Call to Action: Deliver Pervasive Integration Capabilities to Empower Digital Transformation

A "unintegrated digital business" is an oxymoron. Digitalization does empower organizations to establish deep, "right-time" business relationships within the ecosystems. Hence, digital business platforms must enable rapid and cost-effective integration with (and dis-integration from) applications, data sources, analytical systems, cloud services, APIs, business networks and partners.

Key issues:
What are the business and technology disruptions that will lead application leaders to rethinking their integration strategy?
How will application leaders move towards versatile, hybrid integration platforms?
Which organizational models will application leaders adopt to enable a pervasive, self-service approach to integration?

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

To the Point: How to Choose the Best iPaaS for Your Needs

Integration Platform-as-a-Service is now a well understood technology, but in a hypercrowded market amounting to over 70 providers (and counting) choosing the offering that best meet your needs is a challenging endeavor. Criteria like functional completeness, ease of use, deployment options, costs and provider viability are always relevant, but may be more or less significant depending on your needs. This session will provide application leaders in charge of integration a user survey-based perspective on what are the industry validated use cases for iPaaS and will propose an evaluation approach to support iPaaS selection processes.

Meet the analysts face to face.

Gartner Application Strategies & Solutions Summit 2017
Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV-89109
Starting on
December 4, 2017
Ending on
December 6, 2017
Tap the full potential of new and emerging technologies to enhance customer experiences, drive agility and enable innovation across the enterprise. Build an applications organization with the flexibility to support today’s digital business demands. Empower your entire enterprise to address digital business opportunities and use leading technologies to create and deploy business critical solutions.