Analyst Profile

Mike Rollings

Mike Rollings

Research VP

7 years at Gartner ,  28 years IT industry


Roles and Responsibilities

Mike Rollings is Research VP with the Research Board, a private, independent Gartner organization. The Research Board works with the chief information officers (CIOs) of the world's largest companies and examines topics at the intersection of business strategy, emerging technology and sourcing options. Prior to Mr. Rollings joining the Research Board in June 2014, his research examined how the fundamental paradigms under which IT operates are changing due to the convergence of social, mobile, cloud and information, and the emergence of digital business. His research studied the effects on skills, talent and leadership, as well as how IT professionals can prepare for the changing IT career. He is a winner of the Gartner Research 2013 Thought Leadership Award. Mr. Rollings has been involved in multiple areas of technology for the past 29 years: as a technology strategist, management consultant, founder of a boutique consultancy, and analyst. His experience covers transformation, innovation, human behavior, contextual strategy, collaborative organizational change, communication and influence, and cross-discipline effectiveness (such as enterprise architecture, IT portfolio management and governance).

Areas of Coverage

  • IT Management
  • Enterprise Architecture

Background

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Rollings was managing principal for Momentum Strategies, a private consultancy performing strategic program management, data strategy, enterprise architecture and governance consulting. Experience gained at Momentum included establishing a global program office for data quality and interoperability, as well as implementing related governance changes for a global payment processing organization. Prior to that, he was vice president and practice lead for Meta Group's domestic strategy consulting practice, providing IT strategy, enterprise architecture, IT investment management, portfolio and program management, and organization development consulting to Fortune 1000 and public-sector organizations. His role included the development and implementation of IT investment plans and IT management processes that align application, infrastructure and other technology investments with strategic business drivers and objectives. While at Meta Group, he created an enterprise architecture project delivery methodology and co-created Meta Group's value management and portfolio management method - an approach to create, analyze, balance and manage a given IT investment or asset portfolio. Prior to Meta Group, Mr. Rollings was responsible for enterprise architecture at Anheuser-Busch Companies, where his experience included managing sales and marketing systems, as well as serving as a strategist responsible for information-based selling strategy.

Professional Background

Anheuser-Busch Companies, Enterprise Architect, 3 years
Meta Group, Vice President and Practice Lead, 6 years
Momentum Strategies, Managing Principal, 3 years

Education

B.S., Computer Science, University of Missouri

Languages

English