Analyst Profile

Dave Aron

Dave Aron

VP & Gartner Fellow

12 years at Gartner ,  29 years industry experience
London United Kingdom

Roles and Responsibilities

Dave Aron is a Vice President and Gartner Fellow in the CIO Research group, focusing on IT leadership issues. Mr. Aron is a thought leader on strategy and leadership, innovation, mergers and acquisitions, and benefits realization. He received Gartner's Analyst of the Year Award for 2009. He has taught business and IT topics at a number of business schools, including London Business School and Oxford University's Said Business School. He has also co-written a book, published by FT Prentice Hall, explaining IT concepts for business managers.

Areas of Coverage

  • IT Management


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Aron had 10 years of experience as a technologist and five years as a business strategy consultant. As a technologist, Mr. Aron ran IT systems at banks and in the utilities industry. He also held a CTO position at a wireless Internet startup. Mr. Aron's strategy work has included supporting merger and acquisition deals, establishing corporate venturing processes, facilitating corporate strategy processes, and evaluating market opportunities. Mr. Aron has worked for McKinsey and has consulted independently.

Professional Background

Baring Securities, Systems and Security Manager, 4 years
McKinsey, Associate, 2 years
Xtempus, CTO, 2 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Chartered IT Professional (CITP)
Fellow of British Computer Society (FBCS)
Gartner Analyst of the Year, 2009


B.Sc. (I), Queen Mary College
M.B.A., London Business School