Analyst Profile
Richard Hunter
Richard Hunter
VP & Gartner Fellow
Stamford, CT USA
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Years of Experience
19 years at Gartner
34 years IT industry
Areas of Coverage
IT Management

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Roles and Responsibilities
Richard Hunter is vice president and Gartner Fellow in Gartner's CIO Research Group, where his recent work has focused on issues of interest to CIOs, including risk and value. Mr. Hunter is the author of the acclaimed books "World Without Secrets" (Wiley, New York, 2002) and "IT Risk" (with George Westerman, Harvard Business Press, Boston, 2007). His most recent book, "The Real Business of IT," also co-authored with George Westerman, was published by Harvard Business Press in October 2009, and was named by CIO Insight Magazine as the best business/IT book of 2009 in December of that year. Mr. Hunter is in much demand as a speaker and advisor to CIOs.
Previous Experience
Mr. Hunter joined Gartner in 1995 as a research director in the application development and management service. He was appointed vice president and director of research for application development in 1998. He was appointed a Gartner Fellow in 2002 and a member of Gartner's Senior Research Board in 2007.
Professional Background
National Life of Vermont, Vice President, Information Resource Management, 3 years
John Hancock Financial Services, Manager, Data Administration, 10 years
Industry Awards/Accolades
Gartner Fellow
"IT Risk" selected by CIO Insight magazine as one of the top 10 IT/business books of 2007
"The Real Business of IT" selected by CIO Insight magazine as the best IT/business book of 2009
B.A., Music, Harvard University
Continues to compose and perform and is a world-class harmonica player
Some French

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Measuring IT's Performance in the Front Office 09-Apr-2014 Richard Hunter, Mary Mesaglio, Jim McGittigan
Game Changers: Five Ways to Help the CIO Move IT From a Culture of Cost Cutting to Generating Value 30-Jan-2014 Richard Hunter, Sanil Solanki
How the CIO Can Influence Enterprise Strategy 23-Dec-2013 Richard Hunter
Tools for "Innovate Like a Start-up: The CIO's Front-Office Toolkit" 11-Nov-2013 Leigh McMullen, Richard Hunter, Jeffrey R. Cole
Anticipate Cultural Resistance When Transforming IT From a Cost Center to a Value Center 31-Oct-2013 Richard Hunter, Michael Smith