Analyst Profile

Patrick Meehan

Patrick Meehan

VP Distinguished Analyst

15 years at Gartner ,  32 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Patrick Meehan is a Vice President, Distinguished Analyst in Gartner's CIO Research group. His specific research area focuses on Digital Business Transformation. As such, he examines the future role of the CIO and IT in digital business, how digital business leadership will evolve, and how enterprise cultures will need to transform to seize the opportunity of digital business.

Areas of Coverage

  • IT Management


Previous Experience

Before joining Gartner, Mr. Meehan was CIO of Philips, de Pury & Luxembourg, the Luxury Goods and Fine Arts Division of French holding company Louis Vuitton - Moet Hennessy (LVMH). LVMH's business model is to buy historic brands that have "lost their luster" and are therefore undervalued. It functions as a highly dynamic acquisitions-based growth environment, followed by a two- to three-year period of intensive transformational investment. The transformation strategy relies on building strength in three dimensions: Creative talent, finance and IT. Consequently, as CEO direct report, Mr. Meehan focused on business processes and systems that permitted rapid integration of acquired assets, transformed the use of market information in the workplace and expanded customer channels.

Professional Background

Christie's, Vice President, 14 years
Phillips/LVMH, CIO, 4 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

ID Magazine/Apple Computer 1996 Global Human-Computer Interface Design Award


B.A., Architecture and Art History, Dartmouth College
M.A., Interactive Telecommunications, New York University