This Employment Agreement (the "Agreement") is entered into on August 7, 2000, by and between Robert E.
Knapp, an individual ("Executive") and Gartner Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company").
A. The Company and the Executive desire to set forth their agreement pursuant to which the Executive will
become the Chief Marketing Officer of the Company effective August 7, 2000 and to provide for Executive's
employment by the Company upon the terms and conditions set forth herein.
THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, the parties hereby agree as follows:
1. Employment. Executive will serve as Chief Marketing Officer of the Company for the Employment Term
specified in Section 2 below. Executive will report solely to the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and will
render such services consistent with the foregoing role as the Chief Executive Officer or Board of Directors may
from time to time direct. Executive's office shall be located at the executive offices of the Company in Stamford,
Connecticut. Executive may (i) serve on corporate, civic or charitable boards or committees and (ii) deliver
lectures, fulfill speaking engagements or teach at educational institutions, to the extent consistent with the
Company's policies (as applicable) or disclosed to the Chief Executive Officer and that the Chief Executive
Officer determines in good faith do not interfere with the performance of Executive's responsibilities hereunder.
2. Term. The employment of Executive pursuant to this Agreement shall continue through September 30, 2003
(the "Employment Term"), unless extended or earlier terminated as provided in this Agreement. The Employment
Term shall automatically be extended for additional one-year periods commencing on October 1, 2003 and
continuing each year thereafter, unless either Executive or the Company gives the other written notice, in
accordance with Section 12(a) and at least 90 days prior to the then sch