Software Developer/ Engineer/ Architect

CIO Innovation Expert, Gartner Research and Advisory

  • Work with Executives, CIOs, Digital Leaders and IT Leaders to maximize the impact of IT on enterprise goals and business objectives. Help them to inspire and influence executive board members on future and change, through indispensable leadership on innovation and evolution.
  • Define, evolve and share global practices as it relates to critical management disciplines such as: Digital Business Transformation, Innovation, Digital Disruptions and Emerging Trends, Business Model and Ecosystem Innovation, Innovation Management, Digital Design and Digital Product Management, Agile Enterprise, Technology Leadership, Strategy.
  • Assist CIOs to accelerate innovation in times of disruption, e.g. adopting new approaches encompassing digital products, ecosystems, diversity, sustainability, and fostering data driven innovation.
  • Assist and advise CIOs in taking a business leadership role in the enterprise. 
  • Creating a path or vision of how IT can help develop new digital products, programs and services.
  • Provide professional representation of Gartner’s brand, research, insights, and analysis to CIOs and other senior executives.


What you will do:

  • Create provocative and pragmatic research analysis, positions and advice for Gartner CIO clients, according to Gartner’s methodologies and processes - to support their mission critical priorities.
  • Collaboratively write and publish research notes at a regular cadence, using a blueprint of role, key initiatives and core topics, implications and recommendations
  • Use trend analysis, fact-based research and role-based insight to craft advice for CIOs and their direct reports
  • Provide insight to clients through phone inquiries and through face-to-face interactions.  
  • Deliver research insights and advice through clients’ interactions such as one-on-one meetings, briefings, conferences, and webinars.


To be successful, the Research Director will:

  • Adapt implications and actions by situation, industry and business area
  • Extend personal experience to an array of clients, situations and industries
  • Communicate complex concepts concisely and with authority
  • Work with Gartner Executive Partners and Gartner Sales executives to attract, engage and retain CIOs as Gartner customers.
  • Balance written research deliverables; telephone and email client contacts; and engagements, conferences, webinars and travel requests
  • Proactively contribute to best practices, processes and research communities using a variety of social and collaboration tools & technologies
  • 10-15 years as a CIO, Senior IT leader or Advisor to same with a record of delivering exceptional results; working collaboratively with CEO, CFO, CMO, Public Leadership
  • Experience leading business transformation, innovation programs, innovation labs, innovation workshops, digital design sessions, digital product management function.
  • Multi-functional experience in private-sector enterprises
  • Excellent skills in research, analysis, writing and collaboration
  • Robust public speaking, presentation creation and delivery – cogently leading executive-level engagements in high-profile enterprises