Gregor Petri is a Research VP at Gartner, where he covers cloud computing, cloud service brokerage and CSP strategies. In 2013 he started to write a monthly column called Tune into the Cloud for the Dutch print publication CloudWorks. The English version of this column is now available here.
Prior to working for Gartner, Gregor was a regular speaker at industry events and wrote the cloud primer “Shedding Light on Cloud Computing” (2009) and many other cloud publications. His LeanITmanager blog is syndicated across sites worldwide. He was named by Cloud Computing Journal as one of the world’s Top 100 Bloggers on Cloud Computing and by the Huffington Post as one of the 100 cloud experts on Twitter.
Earlier in his career, Gregor worked as a management trainee in the office of the CIO at Akzo, helped roll out Just in Time Manufacturing at Philips and was instrumental in the introduction of several IT innovations, like Object Oriented ERP applications, mobile business applications and XML servers into Europe.
Prior his current position he was Sr. Director product marketing EMEA at CA technologies. Gregor is a former board member of the Dutch Web-Services Association, the XML Users Group Holland and of Geel-Zwart field hockey, where he still plays.
Gregor studied Business Economics and Information Technology in Rotterdam and Tilburg, during this study he wrote and marketed one of the first European shareware applications and was a co-founder of I.N.N.O.V.A.T.I.F., an avant la lettre start-up focused on self-service music entertainment.