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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Hype Cycle for Digital Government, 2014 22-Jul-2014 Neville Cannon, Rick Howard
Digital Government Will Move at the Speed of Civic Moments 08-May-2014 Rick Howard
Cool Vendors in Government, 2014 30-Apr-2014 Rick Howard, Jeff Vining, Jerry Mechling, Bryan Pagliano, Neville Cannon
Digital Government Key Initiative Overview 22-Apr-2014 Rick Howard
Digital Government Is a Journey Toward Digital Business 22-Apr-2014 Andrea Di Maio, Jerry Mechling, Rick Howard