Michael Gartenberg is technology analyst currently employed at Gartner covering the world of the interconnected consumer. He is formerly a partner at Altimeter Group where he lead coverage in the connection points of people, digital media and “What’s Next” technologies across multiple screens, devices and locations.
With more than twenty years of experience, Michael focuses on how vendor and customer relationships are impacted by the new ways they communicate, create, consume and share content with people on emerging platforms and digital devices. With a strong focus on consumer behavior and usage models, Michael helps clients understand the impact of how technologies change consumer behavior and how they can best make decisions to reach consumers who seek access to contextually relevant information, wherever they are and on whatever device they choose to use.
A frequent contributor to many news and media outlets providing both broadcast commentary and print analysis, Michael also writes a monthly column on business technology for Computerworld, and Macworld. He has also written weekly columns for two influential technology blogs, Engadget and SlashGear. Connect with him on twitter @gartenberg.
As part of his coverage, Michael also looks at the convergence of how personal mobile and social technologies provide new meaning with location-based context and and contextual information being served at the right time, at the right place. In addition, Michael works with companies to create new mobile frameworks that allow businesses and marketers to choose the correct platforms to target and how to best maximize the results of those investments. He is also exploring how enterprise applications are being reshaped by mobile demands, as well as how mobile context and sensing is impacting supply chain management.
A long time blogger, Michael has been ranked by TechnoBabble among the top 50 most influential analyst bloggers. He is the only analyst ranked in the top 10 of both most influential as well as engaging analysts on Twitter according to Edelman’s TweetLevel. Michael has served on the board of advisors for the Consumer Electronics Organization where he helped create the agenda for the Consumer Electronics Show.
Michael has worked in the past at Interpret, LLC as Vice President of Strategy and Analysis, where he created Interpret’s syndicated research offerings. Prior to that he was Vice President and Research Director at Jupiter Research, where he led the Personal Technology and Custom Research teams. Michael was also a Research Area Director of Gartner, leading the Personal and Distributed Technologies research area.
Michael holds both his B.A. and M.A. from Yeshiva University in New York.