Analyst Profile

John Mahoney

John Mahoney

VP Distinguished Analyst

15 years at Gartner ,  39 years industry experience
Dorchester United Kingdom

Roles and Responsibilities

John Mahoney is a Vice President and Distinguished Analyst in the CIO research group at Gartner. An experienced strategic leader, coach and executive board member, Mr. Mahoney focuses his research on the development and transformation of CIO and IT leadership roles and the future of IT organizations. His research and advice blend the practical with the strategic for all aspects of leadership for IT organizations and for IT-driven companies.

Areas of Coverage

  • IT Management


Previous Experience

Most of Mr. Mahoney's 36 years of experience have been in senior management executive board positions in high-profile, world-class companies, which makes him very familiar with top leaders' perspectives. At Gartner, he has written about strategy, leadership and organization; has spoken at many high-profile events in more than 34 countries; and has led in-house, board-level workshops. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Mahoney was director of IS at the British Library, leading development of award-winning systems and a major program to embed digital technologies into the organization's culture, championing IT-business fusion, restructuring IS and the wider enterprise, and using outsourced service partners. He has experience in the commercial and public sectors.

Professional Background

Institution of Electrical Engineers, IS Manager, 9 years
The British Library, Director of Information Systems, 13 years


BSc., Mathematics and Physics, University of London
MSc., Information Studies, University of Sheffield