This Employment Agreement (the "Agreement") is entered into on April 20, 2000, by and between William R.
McDermott, 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 President of the Company effective May 15, 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 President 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 April 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 May 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 scheduled expiration of