Cliff Grossner

Senior Director, Cloud & Data Centre

Cliff heads the cloud and data center research practice at Omdia. He is responsible for research quality and his research focuses on cloud services, IT, and physical data center infrastructure. Cliff has over 25 years’ industry experience encompassing scientific research, market analysis, corporate and product strategy, product management, and marketing. 

Cliff joined Omdia through IHS Markit Technology and Infonetics acquisitions. Previously, he held senior positions in the information and communications technology industries, including strategic marketing for Alcatel-Lucent's enterprise network business and tenures at Bell Labs and Nortel. At McGill and Concordia universities in Canada, he worked as a research scientist and faculty lecturer specializing in AI, distributed computing, and computer architecture. He earned his PhD at McGill University, his Master of Science degree in computer science at Concordia University, and was awarded national scholarships to support his graduate work. He holds over 10 patents.