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French Caldwell
French Caldwell
VP & Gartner Fellow
Bethesda, MD USA
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Years of Experience
15 years at Gartner
20 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
High Performance Workplace
Regulatory Compliance

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Roles and Responsibilities
French Caldwell is a Vice President and Gartner Fellow in Gartner Research, where he leads governance, risk and compliance research. Mr. Caldwell advises executive clients and program managers of Global 2000 companies and government agencies on strategies, markets, public policy and processes. He leads strategic research and advisory projects on governance, risk management and compliance (GRC), corporate governance, enterprise risk management (ERM), vendor risk management, IT risk management, public policy and legal developments, social risk management, and strategic information risk analysis. He advises on emerging issues in public policy and corporate affairs such as Dodd-Frank Whistleblower rules, U.K. Bribery Act, third-party risk management and cross-border compliance. He led the groundbreaking White House-sponsored cyberterrorism war game, Digital Pearl Harbor, and has appeared on international news programs, including a documentary on the History Channel. He established Gartner research and advisory programs on knowledge management, digital society, government, public policy, and risk management and compliance.
Previous Experience
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Caldwell was the director of knowledge services in a global consulting practice, where he worked with strategic clients, including the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Defense. Mr. Caldwell completed a career as a nuclear submarine officer, and he has directed special congressional projects for the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of Defense.
Professional Background
Arthur Andersen, Office of Government Services, Senior Manager and Director of Knowledge Services, 2 years
Commission on Roles & Missions of the Armed Forces, International Liaison and Special Projects Director, 1 year
U.S. Navy, Officer, Submarine Service, 21 year
Industry Awards/Accolades
Federal Executive Fellow, The Brookings Institution
Adjunct Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies
M.A., International Studies, Old Dominion University
B.S., Oceanography, U.S. Naval Academy
Graduate, U.S. Navy Command and Staff College
Qualified for Command, Nuclear Submarines
Qualified Naval Nuclear Engineer

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IT Planning Guidance for Legal Professionals: The Gartner Legal IT 2020 Scenario 27-Feb-2014 French Caldwell, Kenneth Chin, Carol Rozwell, Debra Logan, Alan Dayley, Andrew Walls, Carsten Casper, Sheila Childs, Jie Zhang, John A. Wheeler
Toolkit: Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Platform Request for Proposal 16-Dec-2013 French Caldwell
Highlights of 2013 Gartner IT Risk Managers Survey Reveal Less Maturity and Missed Business Priorities 16-Dec-2013 French Caldwell
Predicts 2014: A Vendor Management Discipline Is Vital to Success in the Digital Industrial Economy 26-Nov-2013 Christopher Ambrose, Gayla Sullivan, French Caldwell
Predicts 2014: Advances in Risk Management Technology Will Improve Corporate Performance and Public Policy 07-Nov-2013 John A. Wheeler, French Caldwell, Paul E. Proctor