Analyst Profile

Jorge Lopez

Jorge Lopez

VP Distinguished Analyst

15 years at Gartner ,  37 years industry experience
TX USA


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.

Areas of Coverage

  • Digital Marketing

Background

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

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

Education

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

Languages

English
Spanish