Analyst Profile
Dave Aron
Dave Aron
VP & Gartner Fellow
London United Kingdom
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Years of Experience
11 years at Gartner
29 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
IT Management

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Roles and Responsibilities
Dave Aron is a Vice President and Gartner Fellow in the CIO Research group, focusing on IT leadership issues. Mr. Aron is a thought leader on strategy and leadership, innovation, mergers and acquisitions, and benefits realization. He received Gartner's Analyst of the Year Award for 2009. He has taught business and IT topics at a number of business schools, including London Business School and Oxford University's Said Business School. He has also co-written a book, published by FT Prentice Hall, explaining IT concepts for business managers.
Previous Experience
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Aron had 10 years of experience as a technologist and five years as a business strategy consultant. As a technologist, Mr. Aron ran IT systems at banks and in the utilities industry. He also held a CTO position at a wireless Internet startup. Mr. Aron's strategy work has included supporting merger and acquisition deals, establishing corporate venturing processes, facilitating corporate strategy processes, and evaluating market opportunities. Mr. Aron has worked for McKinsey and has consulted independently.
Professional Background
McKinsey, Associate, 2 years
Baring Securities, Systems and Security Manager, 4 years
Xtempus, CTO, 2 years
Industry Awards/Accolades
Gartner Analyst of the Year, 2009
Fellow of British Computer Society (FBCS)
Chartered IT Professional (CITP)
Education
M.B.A., London Business School
B.Sc. (I), Queen Mary College
Languages
English
Japanese




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Use Digital-Savvy Nonexecutive Advisors at All Levels of Your Business 11-Jun-2014 Dave Aron, Jorge Lopez
Should CIOs Aspire to the Chief Digital Officer Role? 28-Apr-2014 Dave Aron, Ken McGee
Capability Assessment Tool for “Mergers and Acquisitions: Integration Without Tears” 01-Apr-2014 Dave Aron, Mary Mesaglio, Ansgar Schulte
2014 CIO Agenda: Global Perspectives 20-Mar-2014 Dave Aron, Poh-Ling Lee
Where Less Is More — Five Advantages Midsize Enterprises Should Exploit 28-Feb-2014 James A. Browning, Dave Aron