Analyst Profile

Graham P. Waller

Graham P. Waller

Research VP

11 years at Gartner ,  26 years industry experience
Naperville, IL USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Graham Waller is a Vice President and Analyst in the Digital Business Leadership research team. He works primarily with CIOs and executive-level digital leaders with an emphasis on contemporary leadership (i.e., fit for "digital era purpose") and realizing business advantage via technology. Mr. Waller is a co-author of the Gartner book "The CIO Edge: Seven Leadership Skills You Need to Drive Results" (Harvard Business Review Press, 2010). He is also a co-author of the 2014 CIO Agenda, "Taming the Digital Dragon" and the 2015 CIO Agenda, "Flipping to Digital Leadership." Most recently, he has been conducting major research into digital business leadership that will result in an upcoming Gartner book, "Digital to the Core" (Bibliomotion, October 2015), of which he will be a co-author.


Previous Experience

Mr. Waller came to Gartner from Meta Group, where he led CIO-level research on transformational change as part of the Executive Directions service. This included publishing a significant primary-research, multiclient study titled "CIO as Enterprise Change Agent," as well as conference speaker engagements and serving as an expert analyst in numerous industry press articles on this topic. Mr. Waller has more than 20 years of experience in driving business results and achieving measurable value from IT-enabled transformation. He has held both IT and business leadership positions within two Fortune 100 end-user and IT service provider companies. He is a hybrid business/IT leader and recognized authority in the disciplines of leadership and driving value from technology investments.


Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Liverpool
Certification in e-business strategy from the University of Chicago