Analyst Profile

Jorge Lopez

Jorge Lopez

Distinguished VP Analyst

21 years at Gartner,  44 years industry experience

Location:  TX USA  | Language(s):  English, Spanish

Roles and Responsibilities

Jorge Lopez is a Vice President and Distinguished Analyst based in the United States, where he leads research of the Gartner global theme and research agenda of digital business. This includes advancing the research of the theme and managing its delivery throughout Gartner. His target audience is the CIO, with emphasis on how to help the CIO engage the CEO and the board of directors on many issues of concern to business executives, including digital business. He draws on his prior research on board of directors, CEO and CIOs to advise Gartner clients on how best to leverage technology to generate business results.


Previous Experience

Prior to his current role, Mr. Lopez was chief of research for industry research, where he also managed cross-industry and vertical research, including education. He has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology industry, including various executive roles in marketing and sales, research and development, implementation services, strategic planning, supply chain, and corporate business development. Before joining Gartner, Mr. Lopez was vice president, corporate development and strategic planning for Frontstep, as well as vice president, strategic alliances and Latin America for Avalon Software. He also worked on various assignments at IBM in research and development, marketing and sales, and management.

Professional Background

  • Avalon Software, Vice President, Strategy, 6 years
  • Frontstep, Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategic Planning, 6 years
  • IBM, Manager and Account Representative, 10 years


  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
  • Completed IBM President's Class
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Rice University

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Named to "HITEC 100 Most Influential Hispanics in Information Technology" from 2009 through 2015
  • Named to "Top 200 Most Influential Hispanics in Technology" in 2011, and to HispanicBusiness magazine's "The 2012 Corporate Elite" of the 25 most influential business leaders in America