Analyst Profile
Mike Rollings
Mike Rollings
Research VP
University City, MO USA
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Years of Experience
7 years at Gartner
29 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
IT Management
Enterprise Architecture

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Roles and Responsibilities
Mike Rollings is Research VP with the Research Board. Prior to joining the Research Board in June 2014, he held the position of Research VP within Gartner's Technical Professionals research team. His research helped IT professionals adapt to the changing IT career and discussed transformation, innovation, human behavior, contextual strategy, collaborative organizational change, communication and influence, and cross-discipline effectiveness (e.g., enterprise architecture, IT portfolio management, governance). Mr. Rollings joined Gartner on 1 January 2010 as a result of the acquisition of Burton Group, at which time he was part of the Executive Advisory Program team.
Previous Experience
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Rollings was managing principal for Momentum Strategies, a private consultancy performing strategic program management, data strategy, enterprise architecture and governance consulting. Experience gained at Momentum includes establishing a global program office for data quality and interoperability, as well as implementing related governance changes for a global payment processing organization. Prior to that, he was vice president and practice lead for Meta Group's domestic strategy consulting practice, providing IT strategy, enterprise architecture, IT investment management, portfolio and program management, and organization development consulting to Fortune 1000 and public-sector organizations. His role included the development and implementation of IT investment plans and IT management processes that align application, infrastructure and other technology investments with strategic business drivers and objectives. While at Meta Group, he created an enterprise architecture project delivery methodology and co-created Meta Group's value management and portfolio management method - an approach to create, analyze, balance and manage a given IT investment or asset portfolio. Prior to Meta Group, Mr. Rollings was responsible for enterprise architecture at Anheuser-Busch Companies (A-B). During his time there, he re-established the architecture planning process and provided guidance for solutions developed companywide. He also effectively managed a portfolio of systems for pricing administration, promotion execution, media operations, and sales force automation and effectiveness. Mr. Rollings also created an information-based selling strategy made up of mobile and business intelligence technologies to improve selling process effectiveness.
Professional Background
Momentum Strategies, Managing Principal, 3 years
Meta Group, Vice President and Practice Lead, 6 years
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Enterprise Architect, 3 years
B.S., Computer Science, University of Missouri

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Survey Results: Assessing IT Behaviors for Organizational Success 21-Jul-2014 Mike Rollings
The Forces Reshaping IT Skills, Talent and Leadership 03-Apr-2014 Mike Rollings
Transform Your Business With the Nexus of Forces 28-Feb-2014 Chris Howard, Yefim V. Natis, Kimberly Harris-Ferrante, Paul E. Proctor, Matthew W. Cain, Mike Rollings, Anne Thomas, Mike Gotta, Ed Anderson
Solution Path: Prepare for the Changing IT Career 26-Feb-2014 Mike Rollings
IT Behavior Assessment: Starting Change 26-Dec-2013 Mike Rollings