Analyst Profile

Kristian Steenstrup

Kristian Steenstrup

VP & Gartner Fellow

18 years at Gartner ,  34 years industry experience
Brisbane, Australia

Roles and Responsibilities

Kristian Steenstrup is a Distinguished Analyst and Gartner Fellow in Gartner's CIO research advisory team. He helps CIOs and technology leaders explore the opportunities and impacts of digital business now and into the future, within asset intensive industries. This includes using Operational Technology and Digital Business to enhance reliability strategies and equipment performance. As a Gartner Fellow, he is involved in cross-topic research across Gartner, leading research on IT and operational technology alignment, EAM and APM, with expertise in asset-intensive enterprises (such as mining, power, utilities, oil and gas, and transportation).

Areas of Coverage

  • IT Asset Management
  • Cross Industries
  • Manufacturing


Previous Experience

Mr. Steenstrup was part of the CIO and CEO research teams for the last 3 years. Prior to that, he was the manager of an industry research advisory group (Energy and Utilities) in Gartner for five years. He has presented papers at conferences worldwide, covering topics such as asset management improvements, real-time integration of monitoring systems, and the integration of asset management and ERP systems. Before joining Gartner, he worked in ERP and EAM system design and delivery for more than 15 years in a number of global markets, including the U.K., the U.S., Canada, Australia and Latin America. During this period, he was directly involved in emerging technologies applied to utilities and worked on implementation projects at Hawaiian Electric, Pacific Power, Nebraska Public Power, Scottish Power and Toronto Hydro. A resident in North America from 1993 through 2000, Mr. Steenstrup was involved in ERP delivery, sales and software development for these markets. On returning to Australia, he was part of corporate management for an international software company, responsible for the initiation of new revenue groups and the overall product marketing for software and solutions.

Professional Background

International ERP Company, Vice President, Technical Support and Customer Services, 5 years
International ERP company, Sales Director, 2 years
International ERP company, Vice President, Product Strategy, 1 year

Industry Awards/Accolades

Associate Fellow, CIEAM, University of Queensland
Associate Fellow, University of South Australia


B.A.S., Computing, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)