Distinguished VP Analyst
15 years at Gartner
30 years industry experience
Roles and Responsibilities
Graham Waller is a Research Vice President in the Digital Business Leadership research team. He works primarily with CIOs, CEOs and digital business leaders with an emphasis on contemporary leadership (i.e., fit for "digital era purpose") and realizing business advantage via technology. Mr. Waller is a co-author of two Gartner books: "Digital to the Core: Remastering Leadership for Your Industry, Your Enterprise, and Yourself" (Bibliomotion, October 2015) and "The CIO Edge: Seven Leadership Skills You Need to Drive Results" (Harvard Business Review Press, 2010). He has also been a co-author of the last three CIO Agenda reports, most recently "Building the Digital Platform: The 2016 CIO Agenda."
Graham Waller's Recent Gartner Activity
Mr. Waller came to Gartner from Meta Group, where he led CIO-level research on transformational change as part of the Executive Directions service. This included publishing a significant primary-research, multiclient study titled "CIO as Enterprise Change Agent," as well as conference speaker engagements and serving as an expert analyst in numerous industry press articles on this topic. Mr. Waller has more than 20 years of experience in driving business results and achieving measurable value from IT-enabled transformation. He has held both IT and business leadership positions within two Fortune 100 end-user and IT service provider companies. He is a hybrid business-IT leader and a recognized authority in the disciplines of leadership and driving value from technology investments.
Meta Group, Senior Vice President, Executive Direction, 2 years
Sears, Director, Strategy, E-Marketing and Customer Information, 7 years
Teradata/NCR/AT&T, Senior Consultant, Business Value Realization, 9 years
B.Eng., Electrical Engineering, University of Liverpool
Certification, E-Business Strategy, University of Chicago