• Daryl C.Plummer
  • VP & Gartner Fellow
  • Woodstock, GA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Daryl Plummer is a managing vice president, chief of Research and chief Gartner Fellow. He is chief of research for cloud computing and a primary analyst covering multiple cloud topics, business process management, SOA and Web technologies. Mr. Plummer manages the Gartner Fellows Program, which is designed to allow senior analysts the opportunity to explore new research ideas and to elevate the Gartner culture and brand with clients. He is also chief of Research for emerging trends and interacts with clients on topics ranging from application development to enterprise architecture.

Previous Experience

With Gartner for 15 years, Mr. Plummer has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining Gartner, he was division director and technology coordinator for the State of Florida's Department of Management Services. Mr. Plummer was also data center director of the Technology Resource Center, at the time one of the largest data centers in Florida. In this capacity, he managed the introduction of statewide client/server systems and methodologies. He was instrumental in the creation of the state's TCP/IP network and designed and implemented the Florida Communities Network — Florida's economic Internet presence.

Latest Research

  • Years of Experience
  • 18 years at Gartner
  • 34 years IT industry
  • Background
  • Department of Management Services, Florida, Division Director for Information Services & Data Center Director - TRC, 3 years
  • Executive Office of the Governor, Florida, Director of IT, 7 years
  • Education
  • B.S., Architectural Engineering Technology, Florida A&M University
  • M.S., Computer Science, Florida State University
  • M.S., Math-Computer Education
  • Languages
  • English
  • Awards and Accolades
  • Magazine covers - Data Communications, Intel Case Studies