Laurent Lachal

Laurent Lachal

Laurent Lachal leads Ovum Software Group’s cloud computing research. He works in close cooperation with other Ovum team members, both within the software group as well as the Ovum IT services, telecom and vertical industry teams, to cover the various aspects of the cloud computing phenomenon and its impact on the software market. In his 19-year career as an IT analyst, Laurent has provided software vendors and users with insight into a wide range of issues from high-level business strategy issues to low-level technology ones. He has a deep knowledge of most segments of the IT industry from infrastructure to applications. Until mid-2009 he was in charge of Ovum’s open source-related research activities. Besides Ovum, where he has spent most of his career, Laurent has also served as European software market group manager at Gartner Ltd. Twitter:@OvumICTx