Matthew Hotle

Matthew Hotle

Vice President and Distinguished Analyst

Matthew Hotle is a Vice President and Distinguished Analyst in Gartner Research, where he is responsible for leading research in application strategy and governance. In addition, Mr. Hotle’s personal core areas of research cover application strategy and governance, including portfolio management, pace-layered delivery strategies, organizational design and change, methodologies and agile development, project management, project prioritization, quality assurance and testing, and software metrics.

Mr. Hotle has held a variety of management and analyst roles at Gartner. He also started and led Gartner’s Year 2000 Strategies research team and served as a sector chief of research for the infrastructure, architecture and development groups. Mr. Hotle has a broad base of knowledge in application development process, application project management and application development. His experience includes technical and business management, project leadership and management, software engineering, quality assurance, testing and training.

Years of Experience:

  • 22 years in total with Gartner
  • 33 years in IT industry
  • 18 years in Banking, Finance and Insurance industry

Top 5 Issues I Help Clients Address:

  • Application organization design
  • Organizational change management
  • Metrics and process improvement
  • Application portfolio management and pace layers
  • Agile development

Roles That Need My Research:

  • CIO
  • Senior Application Management (SVP, VP, Director)
  • Enterprise Architect

Top Key Initiatives I Cover:

  • Application Strategy and Governance
  • Modernizing Application Development
  • Application Leaders
  • Program and Portfolio Management Leaders
  • Optimizing and Promoting the Value Contribution of the PMO

Common Inquiries I Address:

  • Application organizational design
  • Application organizational change
  • Application strategy
  • Application governance
  • Application development metrics and estimation
  • Application portfolio management
Monday, December 4, 2017 / 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Reimagining the Application Organization in a Product-Oriented World

Traditionally, application organizations chose silos, systems integrator models or factories as an organizational design construct. Moving to digital business models, which are formed around platforms and products and include new product-oriented roles, puts stress on most organizations, since they need to keep one foot in the "old" world and another facing forward. We'll talk about the new roles necessary and how to reimagine the product and project focused organization many organizations will need to maintain.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 / 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Roundtable: Creating the Product-Based Application Organization

As organizations move toward a product-based delivery model, they need to reimagine how they will be structured. Literally everything changes, from the design of the organization itself, to how the organization is governed and financed, to how it is composed from a roles and skills perspective. Attendees should be prepared to discuss their own organizations and how they have structured for success, and the pain points they have experienced.

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.