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Anthony J. Bradley
13 years at Gartner
30 years in IT

Anthony J. Bradley is a Group Vice President in Gartner Research. In this role he leads global teams of analysts who research the emerging technologies and trends that are changing today's world and shaping the future. Mr. Bradley's group strives to provide technology product and service leaders (Tech CEOs, General Managers, Chief Product Officers, Practice Leads, Product Managers and Product Marketers) with unique, high-value research and indispensable advice on leveraging emerging technologies and trends to create and deliver highly successful products and services. Information technology now impacts pretty much every business function in all companies, all industries, and all geographies. Technology providers are critical to the technology and business innovation that will define the world of tomorrow. Innovation depends on technology providers. By helping them, we help the world.

AI and the Unachievable “Fully Autonomous Vehicle” Use Case 

by Anthony J. Bradley  |  February 24, 2020

Recent articles like this one “30-40% Of Tesla Owners Buy Autopilot (But Full Self Driving Is Three Years Away, Expert Says)” have sparked a debate within a few of the circles I travel (pun intended) on the state of state of “fully autonomous vehicle” technology.  I thought it very interesting that the participants in the […]

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China is Dominating Computer Vision AI Venture Capital Investment

by Anthony J. Bradley  |  January 22, 2020

Our recent research shows that venture capital (VC) investment in computer vision technology firms has increased four-fold from 2016-2018 exceeding a total of $8 billion USD. We analyzed over 1400 deals during this three year period. Our analysis also indicates that Chinese investors investing in Chinese companies are dominating the space accounting for over 56% […]

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4 Stages of Ethical AI: Algorithmic Bias is Not the Problem but Part of the Solution

by Anthony J. Bradley  |  January 15, 2020

Algorithmic bias is often in the news and has become a bit of a hot button in ethical AI. The vilification of algorithmic bias is unwarranted and misplaced. A focus on bias in algorithms in this context is wasted effort.  Recently I have participated in a few long Gartner research threaded discussions on “explainable AI,” […]

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Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is Impeding AI Machine Learning Success

by Anthony J. Bradley  |  November 20, 2019

I was at a social gathering a few weeks ago and one of the guests approached me saying, “I understand you know something about artificial intelligence.“ And then he went on to tell me how scary it is that within a few years we will have computers that can replace human beings. He is talking […]

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Only Technology Can Save the US Small Business Sector

by Anthony J. Bradley  |  May 16, 2018

  In 2017, Benny’s department store closed its doors. I was saddened to see this somewhat iconic Southern New England family-owned and run, 31 store chain, go out of business after 93 years of operations. Benny’s store and on-line experience was so out-of-date that it was actually charming. But charming doesn’t pay the bills. Arnold […]

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SMBs Spending Big on IT! Are They Spending Right?

by Anthony J. Bradley  |  November 1, 2017

Sometimes it seems like the prevailing thinking is that small and medium sized businesses don’t have the desire or money to invest in information technology. Perhaps it used to be that way. It isn’t anymore. SMB leaders are more and more recognizing that information technology is either an opportunity for competitive advantage or a threat. […]

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Do Software Vendors Want Your [Small] Business?

by Anthony J. Bradley  |  April 27, 2017

About a month ago I had an interesting conversation with a marketing leader from a software vendor. The company was unhappy with their product’s placement in a FrontRunners quadrant (FRQ). Ok, that part is not unusual. So here comes the interesting part. They were positioned very well in the FRQ. The positioning reflected that their […]

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Gartner Introduces “Software Needs Cycle”

by Anthony J. Bradley  |  April 12, 2017

I am pleased to announce new research covering a “Software Needs Cycle for Small Business” available for free on Gartner’s Software Advice website. During the keynote address at every Gartner Symposium for the past three years Peter Sondergaard, Gartner’s Global Head of Research, emphasizes that “Every business is an IT business.” His point is that […]

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Customer Engagement: Does It Mean What You Think It Means?

by Anthony J. Bradley  |  February 15, 2017

This is a guest post from one of my analysts Craig Borowski. It’s no secret that engaged customers are better customers. Improving customer engagement can strengthen customer loyalty, increase a customer’s lifetime value and improve and solidify brand perception. It’s thus no surprise that companies invest a lot of time and effort trying to better […]

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Gartner Releases New FrontRunners and Future Schedule

by Anthony J. Bradley  |  February 6, 2017

We released 4 new FrontRunners quadrants last week. FrontRunners is a new content type targeted at helping small businesses make software purchasing decisions. For methodology and FAQ information see our FrontRunners page.  On January 31 we released updates to the September 2016 FrontRunners quadrants for Help Desk, Applicant Tracking and Customer Relationship Management. We also released […]

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