Author Profile

Avivah Litan

Avivah Litan

Distinguished VP Analyst

25 years at Gartner,  25 years' experience

Location:  MD USA  |  Language(s):  English, Hebrew

Roles and Responsibilities

Avivah Litan is a Distinguished VP Analyst in Gartner Research. Ms. Litan is currently a member of the ITL AI team that covers AI and Blockchain. She is the lead Gartner analyst who started and continues coverage of AI Trust Risk and Security, which has been in strong demand since the launch of ChatGPT. Ms.Litan also helps cover the use of AI including Generative AI in Cybersecurity. She specializes in all aspects of Blockchain innovation, ranging from public to private chains, use cases, security and emerging technologies. Ms. Litan has a strong background in many aspects of cybersecurity and fraud, including the integration of AI with these domains. This background is useful in her current coverage of securing and protecting AI models, applications and data as well as blockchain applications. Her background also supports her research into integrating advanced technologies such as blockchain, IoT and AI to solve specific use cases, such as detecting fake content or goods. 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. She earned her Masters of Science at M.I.T. and graduated a general manager's course at Harvard Business School.


Previous Experience

Senior Manager for World Bank Financial and Operational Application Systems. Managed diverse international staff of 100 plus employees and liased with Senior World Bank management on application and systems support, roadmaps, and issue resolution.

Professional Background

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


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

Industry Awards/Accolades

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