Special Event: An Evening with Gideon Gartner, at the Computer History Museum

BarbaraEvents, Tekrati

Special Event: An Evening with Gideon Gartner, at the Computer History MuseumToday, IT industry analysts hold sway as global intermediaries between technologists and business, media, governments, universities and investors. Yet, there was a time when the industry analysts were a group of rebellious start-ups, bent on reinventing conventional industry intelligence services for computer buyers, investors and manufacturers. Join Tekrati and the Computer History Museum on Tuesday, May 15th at 6:30 PM as it presents a special evening of candid and personal insights on the rise of the industry analysts from industry analyst marketplace pioneer Gideon Gartner. The event takes place at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA. Free. Suggested donation of $10 at the door. Advanced registration is strongly advised.

The event features Gideon Gartner, best known as the founder of Gartner Group and GiGa Information Group, in conversation with venture capitalist Neill Brownstein. The conversation between Gartner and Brownstein will be recorded for the Museum archives, and also streamed over the web through YouTube.

Members of the Museum and invited guests are also invited to attend a reception, starting at 8:00 PM.

This is the first event hosted by the Computer History Museum to recognize and explore the role of IT industry analysts in the development of the computer industry. The next event focused on the industry analysts will take place in the autumn.


  • TUESDAY, May 15, 2007
  • Discussion: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Reception for Speakers, Members and Invited Guests: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Wine provided by The Mountain Winery.



Registration for the discussion is free. If possible, meet the suggested donation of $10.00 at the door, unless you are a member of the museum.

To register or for more information on the event, please visit the Computer History Museum’s Web site at:

“An Evening with Gideon Gartner, in conversation with Neill Brownstein”

Or, call +1 (650) 810-1005.


Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94043

Get directions here.

Sponsors, Supporters

Contact the Computer History Museum or Barbara French, Tekrati, for information on supporting this and future analyst-focused events at the Computer History Museum.

Tekrati is pleased to support the Computer History Museum through editorial coverage, advertising, networking, and volunteerism.

About Gideon Gartner

An entrepreneur and CEO, Gideon Gartner founded and built three information technology and investment research companies, and is best known as leader of Gartner Inc. which at over $1 billion revenues, is the world’s leading IT Advisory firm. His other companies were Soundview Technology (sold to Schwab) and GIGA Information Group (sold to Forrester Research). The premise for each of his firms was a radical departure from then-current practice. Gartner holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from M.I.T. and M.I.T.’s Sloan School of Management, respectively. After schooling, Gartner worked for System Development Corp. (SDC), IBM Corp., and Oppenheimer&Co., where he was voted in the principal poll of financial institutions (Institutional Investor Magazine) as the leading individual computer industry analyst, for six consecutive years. He presently lives in Aspen and New York and is involved with several businesses and philanthropies.

About Neill Brownstein

In July 2005, Neill Brownstein was one of the co-founders of Footprint Ventures — Bangalore, India. And in 1973, he co-founded Bessemer Venture Partners which has become one of the premier venture firms in Silicon Valley. In 1996, Brownstein was also a co-founder of Novak Biddle Venture Fund. In his thirty-five + year venture capital career, Brownstein has specialized in starting companies charting new markets and new technologies including Telenet Communications Corporation, the first worldwide packet-switched data transmission service; VMX, Inc, the inventor of voice mail; Gartner Group, the leading provider of strategic information services to the IS market; Ungermann-Bass, Inc. the first commercial implementer of local area networks; Maxim Integrated Products, the worldwide leader in design, development, and manufacture of CMOS linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits; Mosel-Vitelic, Inc, the early leader in fast CMOS memory chip technology; Veritas Software, the leader in enterprise storage management and high availability software products that manage data for business-critical computing systems; and DSP Communications Corporation, the leading provider of digital signal processing chipsets to the cellular phone market. He currently serves on the boards of VYYO, Inc. and Club One.