Analyst Profile
Rick Howard
Rick Howard
Research Director
Corvallis, OR USA
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Years of Experience
4 years at Gartner
19 years IT industry
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Roles and Responsibilities
Rick Howard is a Research Director and government research Agenda Manager at Gartner, where he focuses on public-sector IT solutions, management practices and technology trends. Mr. Howard's key areas of coverage in government include big data analytics, business intelligence, open government data and services, cross-agency case management, CRM, interoperability, eligibility and benefits fulfillment systems, and emerging digital government business models.
Previous Experience
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Howard served as a state health and human services CIO and co-chaired a governor-appointed leadership council charged with coordinating the statewide adoption of electronic health records and promoting a regional health information exchange. His experience includes large information systems planning and implementation, infrastructure modernization, service delivery and organizational development, IT strategic planning and execution, governance, business case development, and financing. He has more than 22 years of experience in IT in the public health and human services, medical manufacturing, transportation, and technology sectors.
Professional Background
Oregon Department of Human Services, Chief Information Officer and Deputy CIO, 5 years
Oregon Department of Human Services, Manager, Medicaid Health Financing Operations, 8 years
B.S., Business Information Systems, Linfield College

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Stage-Planning Toolkit: How Public-Sector EA Can Plan for Mission and Business Outcomes 25-Mar-2014 Cathleen E. Blanton, Rick Howard
2014 CIO Agenda: A Government Perspective 20-Mar-2014 Rick Howard, Poh-Ling Lee
Where the Buck Really Stops for Government IT Project Failure 18-Mar-2014 John Kost, Rick Howard
Use the 'Serious Crisis' of to Boost Digital Leadership in Government 09-Jan-2014 Rick Howard
Agenda Overview for Government, 2014 03-Jan-2014 Rick Howard