Analyst Profile

Janelle Hill

Janelle Hill

Distinguished VP Analyst

19 years at Gartner ,  35 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Janelle B. Hill is a Chief of Research for Gartner's CIO practice. In this role, she looks across the non-industry, CIO research agendas to insure they are client centric and integrated. As a Distinguished Vice President, her research focus is on digital business, with an emphasis on preparing enterprises for digital business at scale. This includes upgrading or even redesigning enterprise business operations to support the digital strategy. She also participates in our research on upgrading the I&T operating model to increase the contribution of information and technology investments to the digital strategy and increasing strategic engagement between the CIO's team and business stakeholders. Ms. Hill primarily works with the CIO and the IT leadership team as well as with business executives on their digital acceleration initiatives. She leads interactive workshops, presents at conferences, writes extensively and is often quoted in business and IT journals on digital business transformation and the CIO's role in business transformation.


Previous Experience

Previously, as Director of Industry Solutions Marketing, Ms. Hill's focus was on manufacturing industries. She was responsible for planning marketing programs and events, writing marketing collateral and working directly with field sales personnel on sales opportunities. She also did competitive analysis.

Professional Background

IBM, Senior Sales and Systems Engineer, Solution Marketing, 9 years
MCI Telecommunications, Director, Database Administration, 2 years
Vitria, Director, Industry Solutions Marketing, 2 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

Wall Street journal interview and article on CIO as the "COO by Proxy" - Coronavirus Pandemic Helps Speed More CIOs Toward Business Operations Accountability - Nov, 2020


B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University
M.B.A., New York University, Stern School of Business



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