Analyst Profile

Patrick Meehan

Patrick Meehan

VP

11 years at Gartner ,  28 years IT industry
Fort Lauderdale, FL USA


Roles and Responsibilities

Patrick Meehan is a Vice President and Research Director in Gartner's CIO Research group. His specific research areas include CIO communications strategies, business performance management, business intelligence, and decision impact and agility. Most recently he is leading a companywide research stream on the leadership, roles, organization and culture needed to be successful in digital business. As such, he examines the future role of the CIO and IT in digital business, how digital business "leadership networks" will evolve, and how enterprise cultures will need to transform to seize the opportunity of digital business.

Areas of Coverage

  • IT Management

Background

Previous Experience

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Meehan was CIO of Phillips, de Pury & Luxembourg, the Luxury Goods and Fine Arts Division of French holding company Louis Vuitton - Moet Hennessy (LVMH). LVMH's business model is to buy historic brands that have "lost their luster" and are therefore undervalued. It functions as a highly dynamic acquisitions-based growth environment, followed by a two- to three-year period of intensive transformational investment. The transformation strategy relies on building strength in three dimensions: creative talent, finance and IT. Consequently, as CEO direct report, Mr. Meehan focused on business processes and systems that permitted rapid integration of acquired assets, transformed the use of market information in the workplace, and expanded customer channels.

Professional Background

Christie's, Vice President, 6 years
Phillips/LVMH, CIO, 4 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

ID Magazine/Apple Computer 1996 Global Human-Computer Interface Design Award

Education

B.A., Architecture and Art History, Dartmouth College
M.A., Interactive Telecommunications, New York University

Languages

English