Analyst Profile

Avivah Litan

Avivah Litan

Distinguished VP Analyst

24 years at Gartner,  23 years industry 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 specializes in all aspects of Blockchain innovation, along with AI Trust, Risk and Security Management. 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 blockchain applications as well as AI models and data. 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.

Background

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

Education

  • 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