Gartner Analysts Meetings

One-on-One Appointments with Featured Gartner Analysts
Midsize Enterprise Summit provides an opportunity for IT leaders and sponsoring vendors to meet with Gartner analysts to discuss best practices for delivering quality and affordable IT services in today's challenging economic climate.  IT providers also have the opportunity to meet with Gartner to discuss their go-to-market strategy in a time where midsize enterprises are being cautious about every IT investment they make.
 About The Gartner Analysts
       Top Coverage Initiatives
Duy Nguyen covers strategies and methods for aspects of ERP application planning, implementation and program management, including solution engineering, architecture, system development life cycle (SDLC), system engineering, access security and software acquisition strategies.
He has extensive expertise in bringing a wealth of industry-leading tools and technologies, such as ERP business application architecture and identity management (IdM) technology in operation, and a solid background in SAP infrastructure management and application security.
  • Developing a post-modern ERP strategy
  • Planning, managing, conducting ERP implementation projects
  • ERP cloud strategy
  • ERP investment tracking 

Mike Cisek is a Research Director focusing on Infrastructure and Operations in the Small to Midsize Business market. Mr. Cisek works with clients on IT Budgeting, Cost Optimization, Infrastructure Design and Operation Management solutions tailored to unique challenges of SMBs. He spent more than 23 years as a Technologist with extensive knowledge of servers, storage, networking and virtualization.

  • Budgeting and Cost Optimization
  • Hyperconvergence
  • Server and Client Virtualization
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Infrastructure and Operations Maturity
As a research Vice President for Gartner's Office of the CIO, Heather Colella works hard to make the difficult easy when helping CIOs improve their contribution to business results. She is passionate about strategy, governance, effective communications and Gartner clients' personal success. Ms. Colella's motto is: "Your Success Is My Joy" because when she works with clients on a daily basis, she feels energized by the results the clients achieve using Gartner research. Ms. Colella's experience has been invested as a management consultant, developing information technology strategies, architectures and plans for major corporations.


  • Business and IT strategy: How to create a 1-page strategy
  • How to develop an effective relationship management organization
  • Building high performance through effective governance and PMOs
  • Effective communications, including employee coaching and development
  • How to demonstrate the business value of IT

Brian Reed is Research Director for Data Loss Prevention (DLP), which includes endpoint DLP, network DLP, and data discovery and classification.

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Reed worked in a variety of product management and business development roles. Most recently, he worked at Lastline, where he was responsible for technical alliances and partnerships. Prior to Lastline, he was part of the Advanced Malware team at Sourcefire, which was acquired by Cisco Systems.

  • Cloud Security
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • DLP deployment settings
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Mobile data security concerns

Julia Palmer is a Research Director at Gartner covering storage infrastructure with an emphasis on emerging storage strategies and technologies as well as traditional data center storage. 

Ms. Palmer has more than 19 years of combined experience in many areas of information technology such as storage infrastructure solutions and design (SAN, NAS, object, etc.), software-defined solutions, Web-scale data center, server hardware, flash technologies, performance engineering and validation, R&D research, application performance analysis, backup and restore, project management, converged infrastructure and hyperconverged integrated systems and solutions delivery for information technology offerings and cloud computing.

  • What latest technology can I buy to solve my storage problems? 
  • How to reduce cost and increase efficiency of storage? 
  • Hyperconvergence and integrated systems vs. traditional SAN storage 
  • Choosing between converged and hyperconverged systems 
  • Deciding between hyperconverged, integrated and software-defined storage systems

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