Author Profile

Michael Aldridge

Michael Aldridge

Sr Director Analyst

1 year at Gartner,  31 years' experience

Location:  KS USA  |  Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Michael Aldridge is a Sr. Director Analyst in Gartner Research, where he is part of the Security and Risk Management Programs group. His primary area of focus is business continuity management. Prior to joining Gartner, Michael worked as the CIO and CISO across several industries. He also worked as a Sr. Security Consultant providing Risk Analysis to hospitals across the United States. Michael has thirty years of technology experience with approximately twenty years in healthcare, and ten years in public sector/local government.


Previous Experience

As the CIO, I led the creation of a business-oriented IT organization linked to the City's strategic plan. I had responsibility for all technical operations, served on the executive team and served as Chair for the IT Governance Council.

Professional Background

  • City of Lawrence, KS, Chief Information Officer, 3 years
  • Johnson County Government, Chief Information Officer, 3 years
  • tw-Security, LLC, Sr. Security Consultant, 3 years


  • AAS Data Processing, Kansas City Kansas Community College
  • BS in Management, Baker University
  • MBA, Baker University

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Distinguished Service Award, Johnson County Community College, 2014
  • Healthcare Hero, Ingram's Magazine (KC), 2012
  • Key Contributor Award, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 2003 & 2004
  • Vision Award, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 2001