Research Analyst in SAP, ex Gartner
Derek Prior, PhD, was a Research Director with the leading analyst firm Gartner for nearly 19 years. Over this time, he has advised thousands of large enterprise clients all around the world and spoken at many conferences. The core of his research was the technical and support challenges faced by end users throughout the lifecycle of SAP applications, including the optimisation of cost and business value.
The big issues he focused on were SAP HANA migration, managed SAP cloud IaaS services, plus good old Basis, Customer Competence Centres and SAP Solution Manager. Derek spent 17 years at Hewlett-Packard, where he specialised in SAP infrastructure design. Derek holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in the minimisation of combustion-generated air pollution.