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Gartner Fellows Interviews

Gartner Fellows spend their time with the best and the brightest global innovators and thinkers. Their wide-ranging, one-on-one interviews are must-reads for anyone who needs to be on the leading edge of IT.

Filippo Passerini

Filippo Passerini

Group President of Global Business Services and CIO, P&G
Ken McGee, Gartner Fellow

Years ago, Gartner predicted enterprise executives would commonly rely on real-time information to help them make decisions. P&G is becoming the quintessential example of a real-time enterprise that we envisioned.

Anne Weatherston

Anne Weatherston

CIO of ANZ Banking Group
David Furlonger, Gartner Fellow

As the financial services industry transforms itself, CIOs of financial firms must draw a road map to follow to help steer their businesses to a stronger position in the marketplace. In this Gartner Fellows interview, the CIO of ANZ Banking Group highlights her technology priorities.

Susan Greenfield

Susan Greenfield

Senior Research Fellow, Oxford University
Stephen Prentice, Gartner Fellow Nick Ingelbrecht, Gartner Fellow

Neuroscientist Professor Susan Greenfield discusses the impact of digital technology on the human mind and explores the social and business implications of the changes wrought by our 40-year experiment with the Internet.

Ravi Dhar

Ravi Dhar

Professor, Yale University Center for Customer Insights
Ken McGee, Gartner Fellow

If you are a CIO who believes that helping enterprise associates find the best information to use is just as important as helping them find the best IT solutions to use, then evaluating the benefits of Yale's Center for Customer Insights is a must.

Michael Rosemann

Michael Rosemann

Head of the Queensland University of Technology's Information Systems Discipline
Elise Olding, Gartner Fellow David W. McCoy, Gartner Fellow

This Gartner Fellows interview explores business process management with Australia's Dr. Michael Rosemann, a world-renowned BPM author and academic researcher. We conclude that BPM's power is evident, even if the name, "BPM," is seldom on the lips of the senior-most executives.

Terry Kline

Terry Kline

Global CIO, General Motors
Ken McGee, Gartner Fellow

Compensation plans specifically tied to the revenue that regional CIOs create for the company are just one of many innovations GM's Terry Kline has implemented.

Patricia Oelrich

Patricia Oelrich

Board of Directors, Pepco Holdings
French Caldwell, Gartner Fellow

A corporate director with extensive experience in IT operations, financial and audit functions, and risk management offers insights into how CIOs and other IT leaders can interact effectively with their boards of directors.

Judy Wajcman

Judy Wajcman

Head of the Sociology Department at the London School of Economics
Steve Prentice, Gartner Fellow

Technology develops if there is a social context for its use. In this Gartner Fellows interview, Professor Judy Wajcman offers valuable insight based on extensive research to help business and IT leaders better understand the role and value of technology in the workplace.

Olafur Ragnar Grimsson

Olafur Ragnar Grimsson

President of Iceland
Mark Raskino, Gartner Fellow

Iceland is a small country, but it has played a disproportionately large role in the global banking crisis. Gartner Fellow Mark Raskino looks into what its president has learned about technology and society.

John Kay

John Kay

Economist, Author of "Obliquity"
Dave Aron, Gartner Fellow

John Kay is an economist, author and journalist who is known for insightful and iconoclastic ideas. He has written a number of books, including "Obliquity" in 2010, which is based on the idea that "our goals are best achieved indirectly."

Paul Dickinson

Paul Dickinson

Executive Chairman, Carbon Disclosure Project
Mark Raskino, Gartner Fellow

How did this information entrepreneur cause thousands of large corporations to reveal their carbon footprints without government or regulatory authority? Believing the future of social and economic development depended on it made him bold enough to try.

Brigadier General William Rapp

Brigadier General William Rapp

Commandant, United States Military Academy at West Point
Ken McGee, Gartner Fellow

Leadership is vital in IT, but the word can be so overly used that its true value can be lost. To gain an authoritative perspective on leadership, we journeyed to one of the leadership training epicenters in the world, the United States Military Academy, to interview the commandant at West Point.

Pattie Maes

Pattie Maes

Founder of the Fluid Interfaces Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab
Jackie Fenn, Gartner Fellow

Pattie Maes, founder of the Fluid Interfaces group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, inspires her students to generate a continual stream of groundbreaking vision for human-computer interaction. Gartner Fellow Jackie Fenn talked with Maes about current programs and future aspirations.

Joseph Zubretsky

Joseph Zubretsky

Chief Financial Officer, Aetna
Ken McGee, Gartner Fellow

During the same week Congress was finalizing its debate on the largest health insurance industry overhaul in U.S. history, we had the opportunity to interview Joseph Zubretsky, CFO of America's third largest healthcare insurer, Aetna.

Lo Sai Lai

Lo Sai Lai

Chairman and CEO, Ping An Technology
Jamie Popkin, Gartner Fellow

Ping An Group aims to be China's biggest integrated financial services firm. Lo Sai Lai, head of Ping An Technology, told Gartner that to achieve this "IT should aspire to create more value for the business side, and the business side needs to see more of the value that is being created for them."

Genevieve Bell

Genevieve Bell

Director User Experience Group & Fellow, Intel
Steve Prentice, Gartner Fellow

Technology changes faster than people, and a better understanding of attitudes and behavior helps us make smarter decisions. In this interview, anthropologist Genevieve Bell explores the relationship between technology, business and society, and what it means for business and technology leaders.

John McDermott

John McDermott

Chief Information Officer, Xerox
Ken McGee, Gartner Fellow

John McDermott's background and professional experience mirror the profiles of a rapidly growing number of CIOs joining Global 1000 companies. Gartner Fellow Ken McGee met with McDermott to find out how he was conducting his CIO duties, especially during these profoundly difficult economic times.

Colin Angle

Colin Angle

CEO, iRobot
Mark Raskino, Gartner Fellow

In this Gartner Fellows interview, conducted in October 2009, we explore the views of a chief executive and thought leader who is in the driving seat of the rapidly growing mobile service robots industry.

Kurt Kuehn

Kurt Kuehn

Chief Financial Officer, UPS
Ken McGee, Gartner Fellow

We continue our Return to Growth series of Gartner Fellow interviews with this discussion with UPS CFO Kurt Kuehn. From his extraordinarily unique perspective, Kuehn offers his views on when the business climate will improve.

Ray Ozzie

Ray Ozzie

Chief Software Architect, Microsoft
Neil MacDonald, Gartner Fellow David Mitchell Smith, Gartner Fellow

Cloud-based computing will create the biggest discontinuity of the IT landscape since the Internet. We sat down with Ray Ozzie, chief software architect at Microsoft, to discuss his vision for cloud computing, and the impact on enterprise computing and the IT industry.

Ivan Seidenberg

Ivan Seidenberg

Chairman of the Board and CEO, Verizon Communications
Ken McGee, Gartner Fellow

Ivan Seidenberg is Verizon's chairman and CEO, and the new chairman of Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies. From this discussion we gained insight into why he and other Business Roundtable members believe the economy will not return to pre-recession levels until the end of 2011.

Shai Agassi

Shai Agassi

Founder and CEO, Better Place
Kristian Steenstrup, Gartner Fellow

Unlike many from the industry who leave important roles in large companies, Shai Agassi — formerly of SAP — has not returned to the IT industry. Instead, he has initiated something very different with Better Place, an electric car infrastructure initiative.