Charlie Burns is a Vice President for Saugatuck Technology, focusing on enterprise software, business/IT services, and IT systems technologies and management. With over 35 years of experience in the Information Technology arena, Charlie is an established expert in IT product and marketing management, and in IT user issues and requirements.
After 26 years with IBM, where he held positions in sales, product development and large systems product marketing, Charlie left to become Research Director at Gartner Group in 1993. In 1998 he joined Giga Information Group as Research VP. At both Gartner and Giga, he focused on large systems and the business practices of the major large systems vendors. In 2000, Charlie rejoined Gartner in a relationship management role responsible for two of its largest vendor clients.
Charlie received a BS in Computer Engineering from Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland, Ohio. Over the years, he attended a variety of IBM technical and research training programs, becoming an adjunct professor focusing on product management issues.