Author Profile

Anson Chen

Anson Chen

Director Analyst

2 years at Gartner,  15 years' experience

Location:  China  |  Language(s):  Chinese - Mandarin, Chinese - Taiwanese, English

Roles and Responsibilities

Anson Chen is a Director Analyst with a primary focus on data security, privacy protection, application security, security program management and governance. Mr. Chen has over 15 years of professional experience in a variety of security operation, consulting, and management roles.


Previous Experience

Prior to joining Gartner, he was a senior manager of Cybersecurity & Privacy Protection Consulting at Ernst & Young, the leader of IT Security, Risk, and Compliance at BMW Brilliance Automotive, and a technical specialist at IBM. Throughout his career in security advisory and management roles, Mr. Chen has supported IT leaders to acknowledge security initiatives, established security organizations, and chosen reliable technology solutions and vendors to enable organizations to achieve their cybersecurity and compliance objectives.

Professional Background

  • BMW Brilliance Automotive, Leader of IT Security, Risk and Compliance, 4 years
  • Ernst & Young (China) Advisory, Sr. Manager of Cybersecurity & Privacy Protection Consulting, 5 years
  • IBM, IT Implementation Specialist, 4 years


  • BSc., Management Information System, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
  • Master of Business Administration, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester
  • Master of Management Information System, National Chengchi University

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • COBIT 5 Foundation Certificate
  • Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE)
  • Certified Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Risk and Information System Control (CRISC)
  • ISO 27001 LA
  • ITIL Foundation Certificate