Analyst Profile

Avivah Litan

Avivah Litan

Distinguished VP Analyst

21 years at Gartner ,  20 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Avivah Litan is a Vice President and Distinguished Analyst in Gartner Research. Ms. Litan is currently a lead analyst in blockchain, as part of the newly formed ITL Application Innovation team covering blockchain, AI and IoT. Ms. Litan also now leads the research agenda management for blockchain innovation and blockchain in general, requiring deep insight into the market and its participants. She has a strong background in many aspects of cybersecurity and fraud, including the integration of AI with these domains that are useful in her blockchain coverage and work in the Application Innovation team.

Areas of Coverage

  • Security & Privacy


Previous Experience

Before joining Gartner, Ms. Litan worked as a Director of Financial Systems at the World Bank. She also worked as a journalist and columnist for the Washington Times.

Professional Background

Booz Allen Hamilton, Consultant, 2 years
Sperry Univac, Systems Analyst, 1 year
World Bank, Senior Manager, 15 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Outstanding Research Achievement Award
Sales Excellence Awards
Several Other Research Awards
Thought Leadership Award


Executive Education Program, Harvard Business School
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology



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