Analyst Profile

Bruce Robertson

Bruce Robertson

Distinguished VP, Advisory

27 years at Gartner,  39 years industry experience

Location:  MN USA  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Bruce Robertson is a Research Distinguished Vice President Advisor in Gartner's CIO Research group, covering a wide range of CIO key initiatives. His particular depth from past analyst research roles includes changing people's mindset and behavior in IT and across the business. Mr. Robertson also focuses on emerging innovative methods and best practices including the change leadership tactics and capabilities that inspire and engage people on any needed transformational journey. With these, CIOs can lead digital business transformation and build a culture ready for anything. Furthermore, he works with clients to help an increasingly agile IT to engage the business with digital design business practices including design thinking and lean startup, and this is an increasingly common target for digital business transformation efforts. His expertise areas include digital design, process thinking, change leadership, high-performance teams and culture dynamics, the people and process side of digital business transformation.


Previous Experience

Mr. Robertson has more than 25 years of experience in end-user IT areas, including process, architecture and infrastructure planning and research functions. He joined Gartner in April 2005 with the acquisition of Meta Group. Before joining Meta Group in 1995, he was Senior Technology Editor at Network Computing Magazine, a Technology Consulting Firm Director and an IT Manager.

Professional Background

  • BRS/Saunders Colleague, Systems Manager, 2 years
  • CMP Publications, Manhasset, New York, Senior Technology Editor, Network Computing Magazine, 5 years
  • Interconnect Network Consulting Group, Director, Consulting Services, 4 years


  • B.A., English, Columbia University

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