When we first hired David last year, I recall feeling very lucky that we were getting someone THAT GOOD to join the Group. In that short time, we watched him truly enhance the Gartner business, the analyst community, and of course our clients. He was truly a great person with a big heart, a strong wealth of experience to share, and a gentle soul. Taken from this earth so soon and so unexpectedly, to say he will be missed does not come close to doing him justice. We will always have his contributions to build on and our memories of him to cherish. I and many others feel truly blessed to have known David for as long as we did. He made us all better.