Analyst Profile

Dave Aron

Dave Aron

VP Distinguished Analyst

32 years industry experience
United Kingdom


Roles and Responsibilities

Dave Aron is a Vice President and Gartner Fellow in the CIO Research group, focusing on digital business and innovation. Mr. Aron is a thought leader on digital business strategy and disruptive trends such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and the impact of the digital giants. He has received Gartner's Analyst of the Year award, created Gartner's IT strategy framework and originated the concept and term "bimodal." He was voted one of the 50 most influential people in U.K. IT in 2017. He has taught business and IT topics at a number of business schools, including London Business School, Oxford University's Said Business School and Henley Business School, and recently wrote a book, "The Essence of Strategy."

Areas of Coverage

  • IT Management

Background

Previous Experience

I led the global research function at Leading Edge Forum, leading a team of researchers creating insight for clients about leading edge trends, including leading study tours to Seattle and Silicon Valley.

Professional Background

Baring Securities, Systems and Security Manager, 4 years
Leading Edge Forum, Global Head of Research, 2 years
McKinsey, Associate, 2 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Chartered IT Professional (CITP)
Fellow of British Computer Society (FBCS)
Gartner Analyst of the Year, 2009
UKtech50, 2017

Education

B.Sc. (I), Queen Mary College
M.B.A., London Business School

Languages

English
Japanese

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